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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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  • located in the punakha district, this is famous as the fertility temple and childless couples are said to be blessed with child here. tourist taxis do not go upto the temple and it is about 30-40 mins...  more »
  • This 15th century temple is a very good example of a beautiful temple set on a small hill with all the trappings. If you do not know the story of this place, be sure to find out, most interesting. I w...  more »
  • Hiking path of paddy to mee Lacan located on a small hill to go to foreign tourists is a popular course, like the original scenery of Japan. But the buzz cut head in the large Plaza in front of u, Lacan's tree, dressed in robes of Crimson boy monks studied. I go around carrying the dalcin and lent are fluttering in the wind, and have read the Scriptures their voices. Mee Lacan is known as the Temple of the children, I ended up taking a photo souvenir shops lined on either side of the road to the temple wall painting decor is somewhat daring large-hearted.
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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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