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). By using our Thimphu trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Changangkha Lhakhang and other attractions in Thimphu.
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  • good place for a visit and reset the mind, not too crowded and full of spiritual energy, a must for people adoring cultural heritage  more »
  • Just spent a week visiting Bhutan with a fabulous guide (Vijay from Keys To Bhutan) and driver (Phub). We were looked after from start to finish and had the most amazing time. I can thoroughly recomme...  more »
  • This monastery has a very special place in heart of people of Thimphu. They get their kids here for naming ceremony. This is actually very quite and peaceful monastery. You would get a whole city view...  more »
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  • Beautiful monastery perfectly located overlooking Thimphu. Take a walk up the hill, circumnavigate, spinning the prayer wheels near sunset, the views are amazing. The monastery looks great lit up at night too.
  • This popular temple, perched like a fortress on a ridge above central Thimphu, hums with pilgrim activity. It was established in the 12th century on a site chosen by Lama Phajo Drukgom Shigpo, who came from Ralung in Tibet. Parents traditionally come here to get auspicious names for their newborns or blessings for their young children from the protector deity Tamdrin (to the left in the grilled inner sanctum). Children are blessed by a phurba (ritual dagger) and given a sacred thread.
  • This is a monastery located on a hill in Thimpu. it's a peaceful and spiritual place and it also happened to be the first monastery we visited on our trip to Bhutan.
  • Good place to go with family and friends anytime.
  • peaceful monastery in Thimphu; i just walked up to it; also good views of Thimpu from up here; strongly recommend visiting this, while in Thimpu; suggest spending atleast 1 hour in and around the monastery itself;

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