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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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  • The temple is dedicated to compassion god Buddha. The temple is famous for health of newborn babies. It is said that people come to the temple directly from the hospital after a baby is born and then ...  more »
  • The Temple in Bhutan was built in the 15th century. Worshipping is a juichimen Kannon, and have seen and become mysterious feelings. A place in area of Thimphu, Bhutan's rustic feel.
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  • dedicated to lord awalokiteshwara, this is a beautiful temple and again an example of the bhutanese architecture for temples. recommended.  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.