Phajoding Monastery, Thimphu

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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 »
  • Reach this monastery and entering their temples is something that impresses. The art of Bhutan is completely unknown, as there are hardly any photographs of its statues, murals and other decorations that surround it.
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  • 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
  • Its takes less than 3 hours hike to Phajoding Monastry. Worth it.

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