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Kichu Lakhang, Paro

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 140 reviews on the web
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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  • Nice like all others and a bit different from many others. Do visit if you are deeply religious, and with a good guide. 2 Orange trees in the small courtyard are cute. Idols and carvings are intricate...  read more »
  • Although this is very small Lakhang ( Temple) , this one is very old lakhang and have history as it was built by Tibetan Emperor and consider one of four border temple. this place has two orange tree ...  read more »
  • If there is only one temple to see in Bhutan, it should be Kichu. Though not as significant and massive as Taktsang, this is a very beautiful, quaint and ancient place. It is of great religious signif...  read more »
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