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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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  • Beautiful temple located on top of a mountain, very nice walk up to it by rice fields with beautiful views along the way
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  • We visited the Temple in March'17. The vehicle was parked on the main road in Missina area and we have to walk about 2.5km in the paddy fields to reach the Lakhang. It is on a slope and there are step...  more »
  • Here is where you learn about the Bhutanese culture; what they believe in, what they do. Come here to have babies named, get a fertility blessing, see the only black chorten in the country, walk throu...  more »
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  • 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!
  • One of the most beautiful places I have seen.
  • To get there, we have to walk long way in the rice fields.
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