Phajoding Monastery, Thimphu

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  • the Kingdom of Bhutan was founded by Buddhist monks in the 18 century, and remained so long isolated from the world, not only for your location in the Himalayas between China and India, but mainly because the Kings-Yes, it's a reign-so decided. This fact caused the Kingdom to develop on their own values, with the educated population (all speak English) chasing your goal: a Kingdom where you measure the happiness index of subjects. A few years ago Bhutan was opened to tourism, but is something that must be done with local guides and having allowed us consulates. But it's worth the trip by visiting the region and customs, their monasteries, main attraction. Ali-the monasteries are active, used, not just sanctuaries-corners, simple gatherings of children monks and other beautiful surprises, as nuns playing percussion instruments and bells (in another monastery, not this).
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  • Phajoding is beautiful not just for its outstanding traditional Bhutanese architecture but for its mission: to empower disadvantaged youth. Worth a visit  more »
  • There are lots of monastery in Bhutan and this is one of those. Near Thimphu town which will require a bit of walking but if you are a die-hard monastery visitor then recommended.  more »
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  • Panaromic view of the Thimpu valley can be seen from here. If you are planning to stay here at night carry your own sleeping bags. It's on the druk path so one can hike till Paro from Thimpu.
  • Phajuding is a Buddhist Monastery which takes 3 - 3.5 hours to hike from the nearest route. There are many temples inside the monastery which carry great religious significance. Hiking another 45 minutes from Phajuding lies the Thujedrak Monastery. If one wishes to visit the 7 sacred lakes, the trekking route starts from the Thujedrak Monastery. Thujedrak Monastery also has a small guest house for lake hikers and visitors. Phajuding and the seven lakes are amazing places to visit! They also offer views of various snow capped mountains of Bhutan.
  • Worth to spend a night there and wake up early in the morning to have an amazing sunrise view above the cloud
  • You won't regret for having tried to hike for 3 hours uphill. Splendid views and if you walk little further beyond monastery ong Druk Path Trails, you will feel like continuing your hike for more hours. Pictures included from Thuje Drak monastery and Druk Path Trail.
  • Peaceful and serene place with majestic views of Thimphu valley

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