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Chimi L'hakhang Temple, Punakha

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See the many phallic statues at Chimi L'hakhang Temple, a shrine of a fertility saint. Standing on a round hillock amid rice paddies and mustard fields, the modest temple contains a 25 cm (10 in) tall wood and ivory lingam, the centerpiece for those seeking a blessing for fertility from a resident monk. Built in 1499 by Drukpa Kunley--the so-called "saint of 5,000 women" who introduced Buddhism to Bhutan--the temple gained notoriety for its fertility wish grants to childless couples. Local villagers continue this tradition, evidenced in the colorful lingams painted on their houses as well as many funny phallic signposts and memorabilia sold in the village. By using our Punakha tour planner, you can arrange your visit to Chimi L'hakhang Temple and other attractions in Punakha.
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  • Chimi Lhakhang 也稱瘋喇嘛廟、助生寺、求子寺… . 前往的途中可以從Sopsokha村落步行經過青蔥翠綠的稻埂梯田,若雨天時將是泥濘無比,沿途跌個四腳朝天也是平常不過;若不想體驗不丹的田園風光,車子也可抵達 Chimi Lhakhang 的山腳下的Teoprongchu村庄。 其寺位於 Puna Tsang Chhu河邊的高崗上,是喇嘛朱卡庫拉的堂兄為紀念他降伏惡魔而建的寺廟。切米拉...  read more »
  • The walk to the temple is pleasant. The stories which go with it are interesting! You walk through the paddy fields and you can observe the locals doing their day to day activities. 
  • Its a temple on the hill and known to remove fertility issues of couple to conceive child.One has to climb steps and then you have a real beutiful outdore and indore view of temples.Must experience 
  • Its about 1.5 hrs walk from college of natural resources. I didn't know where i was heading but I had a beautiful place in front of me. I kept on walking and had been there.I don't have word to describe how i felt still i wana tell i felt i'm really blessed. I feel inner peace within... ahhhhhhha...... what a wonderful walk i had!
  • To get there, we have to walk long way in the rice fields.
  • Land status of chimilhang
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  • Chimi Lacan, the symbolic culture as a symbol of fertility is that worship the genitals, but the larger meaning. The actual number of infertile couple come/I pray IM back kids, however, have faith in prayer. Interesting cultural experience.
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