Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, Punakha

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Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten sits high above Punakha Valley, affording panoramic views of the verdant hillsides below. The four-storey temple remains a worthy example of the country's traditional architecture and artistic techniques. You'll have to hike for roughly an hour from the parking at the base of the hill, so be sure to bring plenty of water and a picnic to enjoy in the temple's picturesque hilltop garden. See Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten and all Punakha has to offer by arranging your trip with our Punakha day trip planner.
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  • Impressive shrine built by the queen in 1999. The shrine is perched high on a hill overlooking the beautiful Punakha river valley. Beautiful shrine grounds and interior with the opportunity to ascend ...  more »
  • I had more difficult time hiking up this place than the Tiger's Nest. Probably because I hiked it in a very hot day and it's beginning of my trip where I hadn't built up my physical capability yet. So...  more »
  • You have to go here on foot and the rise will be met. On the side of the road again and again Guavenverkäufer, tasty. It is then but also beautiful above, also because of the great views from the roof.
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  • Loved the track leading upto this beautiful place. Very serene and impressive temple from inside. Please carry some water while hiking.
  • Very old, worth a visit if your in the area as it's only small
  • A difficult track and even very difficult terrain, leads you to the temple, where you forget all your tiredness and wish to come again and again. Extremely beautiful surroundings and enchanting nrity of nature surrounding this temple of God of death and teaching of purity of life is must visit when un Bhutan.
  • It's a bit of a climb but well worth it for the views
  • Scene from the top of the chorten is beautiful with the mochhu river flowing through the lust green valley of punakha, precious mountain ranges roof with snow cap..

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Though a handful of hotels and resorts exist in Punakha, many visitors choose to stay in national capital Thimphu or a nearby town or village. Thimphu has the widest selection of accommodations, but you may want to consider one of the cozy spots tucked in the valley, just a 20- to 25-minute drive from Punakha. If you're having trouble finding lodging in Punakha, take a look at the nearby towns of Wolakha, Sopsokha, and Lobesa.
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