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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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  • Blue sky . Golden wheat field.. Narrow trail.. A thin stream and a faraway Mountain ... if you need it all in one hike this is the place............ Well Golden wheat field may be not in all season bu...  more »
  • This temple was built by the "Divine Madman" Drukpa Komley. It involves a short walk from the car park to the temple located on a small hill. Locals were playing darts near the car park where darts ar...  more »
  • That is, as it says in the message or the legend-a monk with a powerful masculine attribute. So great that odstraszał all evil demons in the area. Today it is a place of numerous pilgrimages women, but especially those who have a problem with infertility. The area of the temple is very captivating. The idyllic village and angelic, but certainly natural. Not done at the tourists. For and tourists are made for "Phalluses donated" all colors, styles and sizes. The commonest by far in the nearby shops and galeryjkach. This is not the end. Men's innately given are also present on nearly all the houses facades in the area. Fantasy that make up these "works" as you can see had no boundaries. Inside the temple are two specimens. This is a must see. Photos in the Middle do not slow.
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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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