Phajoding Monastery, Thimphu

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  • August 17, 2017
    Phajoding is one of the places I can visit over and over again and not get enough. A very important historical site, its 3 hours uphill trek from Thimphu. Though the climb is quite tough, the cleanlin...  more »
  • June 29, 2017
    we visited Cheri Monastery on our first day in Bhutan.. on hindsight this made sense.. as it gave us a feel of a trek (none of us have trekked in years) in preparation for Tiger's Nest on the last day...  more »
  • May 17, 2017
    They are particularly linked to this place being the first that I visited just landed in Bhutan. The climb to the monastery, not particularly difficult, he left me without fiato...la road had been aborted because of falling trees ... so we literally had to climb. So I can't say if the wonderful memory that store this place is not only the lure dictated by fatigue. The photos I took are crazy ... and the monks supesorridenti and very kind
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  • June 22, 2017
    Worth to spend a night there and wake up early in the morning to have an amazing sunrise view above the cloud
  • June 21, 2017
    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.
  • June 7, 2017
    Its takes less than 3 hours hike to Phajoding Monastry. Worth it.
  • May 6, 2017
    nice place
  • July 20, 2016
    Gud hike.....

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