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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  • We visited this place on 10th December. 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 chos...  more »
  • Is a very old Monatério, is at the top of a hill, climb on foot. Every child when born, the parents take it there to get your "nickname" given by the head monk. Type the name sacred. Beautiful prayer wheels
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  • Changangkha Lhakhang temple was a short distance from our hotel. We explored it ourselves, but we had a excellent guided tour with ABC tours of Bhutan. Our excellent guide Dorji had explained the hist...  more »
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  • Oct 2017. A place where parents bring their children to be blessed if they cannot recover from an illness. Located on a small hill with beautiful views of Thimpu valley.
  • 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.
  • A beautiful monastery and holy place for Buddhist. it's situated up on the hill in Thimphu. One of the popular tourist spot of Thimphu.
  • A place where many people go to seek refuge and protection for their new born.
  • Changangkha Temple, one of the oldest temple in chang valley of Thimphu which dates back to 12th century built by the son of Phajo Drugom Zhigpo named Nima. Local deity name is Domtsam and and newly born child are given a protection n blessing under this local deity n auspicious name like Tandin is give give to children.

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