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Changangkha Lhakhang, Thimphu

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One of the oldest Buddhist temples in the region, Changangkha Lhakhang contains intricate internal murals and a statue of Chenrizig, an 11-headed, thousand-armed expression of Avolokitesawara. Built in the 12th century, the temple boasts gold and black prayer wheels and unusually large sacred scriptures. Look for the resident astrologer on the site, who will consider your birth date against various star charts and offer a prayer flag that will benefit you specifically (sold for a nominal fee). Using our international travel planner, Thimphu attractions like Changangkha Lhakhang can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Changangkha Monastery is one of my favorite monastery in Thimphu, I love this place so much and wish i could spend more time here. The location is awesome, you can see 360 degree of whole Thimphu vall...  more »
  • The central figure in this temple is Lord Awalokiteshvara ( Chenrezig ). He is said to be the God of Compassion generally but in reality he represents 3 supreme deities.Besides, he also has many diffe...  more »
  • This is the oldest temple in Thimphu built around the 13th century and it has great importance to the region because all children born in the area must go to the temple to be named and purified. Nice ...  more »
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  • Visited in Nov 2016.... beautiful dzong came to know that this is naming ceremony temple in thimpu.....
  • Peaceful Monestary. Oldest in Thimpu... Must visit
  • Beautiful temple. The chanting of prayers in the morning immerses one totally into Buddha. Amazing views.
  • Da day i meet ma first true love Pema Loday.still remember da place were i fall in love wit you.Bless me ma god as u have given me special person in life. Wish if i could love u n hold u in ma heart ma old love ma old memory...
  • Visited today just as the morning prayers were being offered by monks. Beautiful temple. Must visit if you are ever at Thimphu.