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Kichu Lakhang, Paro
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Turn a prayer wheel at Kichu Lakhang, one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Bhutan. Originally built in the 7th century, it was one of the 108 temples made to pin down a giant legendary ogress who was preventing the spread of Buddhism. Numerous prayer wheels with colorful ornaments and butter-lit lamps decorate the inner courtyard, where you can observe elderly pilgrims spinning them. A quiet and peaceful place, the temple has simple architecture housing a collection of 11 Buddha statues. Two orange trees in the courtyard are believed to bear fruit throughout the year. By using our Paro trip itinerary maker, you can arrange your visit to Kichu Lakhang and other attractions in Paro.
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  • Pin down that demoness’ foot.” It seems that stories abound throughout Bhutan about the subduing of evil forces. This historic and incredibly old temple dates back to 659 and is located exactly upon a...  more »
  • Built in the 7th century, one of the oldest temples of Bhutan, if you do not visit Kichu Lakhang your Bhutan travel will not be complete. A beautiful place located in an open field, this monastery wil...  more »
  • 祈楚寺,又名克楚拉康寺或朱雀寺,始建於西元638年,是不丹最古老的寺院之一。 祈楚寺是一座雙寺廟建築。第一聖殿是由松贊乾布在公元638年建造的。 Ashi Kesang 王后,即不丹現任國王之祖母,於1968年策劃在這古寺 旁建造了一座風格相同的新寺院。 祈楚寺主要供奉千手千眼觀世音菩薩,殿內院區莊嚴肅穆,進入祈楚寺前會經過一造窄小的山門,猶如進到了兜率內院般,攝受與恭敬的心靈油然而生。