Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery, Punakha

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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 online itinerary creator, 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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  • We visited the nunnery while coming back from Punakha Dzong. This is on top of a hill and is also called the Wolakha nunnery. When we arrived, we were the only ones here, and were not sure if we were ...  more »
  • This was one of our favorite stops in Bhutan. The nunnery is on a spectacular hilltop. The inside of the temple was one of the most ornate interiors we saw. We bought cheap bracelets from the friendly...  more »
  • There was one more stop before we called it a day in Punakha.The Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang nunnery for female monks is a rare thing in Bhutan. The chorten is visible from a distance as it is ...  more »
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  • Beautiful nunnery located uphills near Punakha. It facilitates religious teaching to girls. Girls has accomodation within the campus. There is a big pagoda as well within the campus. Tourist have access to almost all parts of nunnery. There are some artifact available for sell made by nunns. Proceedings are contributed towards the day to day functioning of nunnery. Site location is really beautiful. Thimpu highway & temple of fertility is visible from here. Must visit place when visiting Punakha.
  • This is a convent of nuns, built by the royal family of Bhutan, which was inaugurated on April 25, 2015 and celebrated by the four kings of the Kingdom of Bhutan's third queen Ashi Tshering Yangdon wangchuck 60-year-old 誔. The temple is dedicated to a 14-foot, by not Denver, like a craftsman refined by the world of bronze statue, other also dedicated Lotus Peanut Tuas, explain Gautam Buddha, 21 degrees mother, such as longevity Buddha. In addition to the daily Buddhist studies, the nuns also have general world law courses such as Lyon, embroidery and thangka making. In the temple, the views of the audience are very serious, serious in the main hall, the nuns are usually not very active, unfortunately, all the temples in Bhutan are forbidden to the camera, so the magnificent statue of the Holy can only save the heart.
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