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Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery, Punakha
(4.2/5 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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  • This is possibly the only nunnery in Bhutan. The location of the nunnery atop a hill is very scenic, as of course are most of the sights in Punakha. It is a fairly newly institution, started only in 2...  more »
  • It's a beautiful monastry run by the nuns hence called nunnery. Drive up the hill was beautiful. Overlooks the huge guest house of the king of Bhutan walked around. The statues if dieties n paintings ...  more »
  • Just take in the vibe, and of course the view. No hiking needed here (unlike a lot of other places of interest in Bhutan :D)