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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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  • It is also known as Changangkha Monastery which has 2 entrance. One side is with stairs while other side with ramp. This monastery consists of many wheels. In the main room, prayer happens and it is n...  more »
  • One of the first few temples in Bhutan we visited. Was a very nice one. Gives you a taste of what you'll see in the coming days too. 
  • 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 »
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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.