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Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery, Punakha
(4.3/5 based on 70 reviews on the web)
Located in a scenic location on a mountain ridge, Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery boasts traditional architecture, including a golden-tipped, large white stupa. Look for the 4.2 m (14 ft) bronze statue of Avalokiteshvara and depictions of notable lamas from the Drukpa Kagyu lineage. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Punakha holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • If I decide to become a monk I would love to live here.......it is quite, peaceful and serene. The view around is panoramic. Inside the temple its pristine clean. The monks a always cleaning it.The co...  more »
  • This nunnery is a school for nuns. It is new. Opened in Oct 2015 by HM the Queen Mother in celebration of the 60th birthday of the 4th King. There is not much to see of the nunnery itself as their qua...  more »
  • A quaint nunnery on top of a hill. We went in the late afternoon when the young nuns started chanting in front of Buddhist texts with some instruments. A nun also lights up candles in the room overloo...  more »