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Changangkha Lhakhang, Thimphu
(4.5/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The ancient texture of the temple is visible and can be felt once you are in the entrance courtyard. The pervading silence quietens your inner soul and exhorts you to sit in silence for some time at t...  more »
  • we climbed around 100 steps after having a refreshing coffee opp the monastery. the monastery was worth the climb. flower plants on one side and steep hillock on the other. halfway up the stairs, you ...  more »
  • We were here a day prior to Thimpu Tsechu's opening day. The Monks were having prayers with some local instruments being played in between. It was lovely hearing them play. The temple is very old and ...  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.