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Kyichu Lhakhang, Paro

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Turn a prayer wheel at Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Bhutan. Originally built in the 7th century, it was one of the 108 temples made to pin down a giant legendary ogress who was preventing the spread of Buddhism. Numerous prayer wheels with colorful ornaments and butter-lit lamps decorate the inner courtyard, where you can observe elderly pilgrims spinning them. A quiet and peaceful place, the temple has simple architecture housing a collection of 11 Buddha statues. Two orange trees in the courtyard are believed to bear fruit throughout the year. With our online itinerary creator, Paro attractions like Kyichu Lhakhang can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Kyichu Lhakhang is one of the oldest Buddhist Temples in Bhutan (if not the oldest) and it is considered to be a prime example of the ornate Bhutanese architecture. It has been said that this Temple....  more
    Kyichu Lhakhang is one of the oldest Buddhist Temples in Bhutan (if not the oldest) and it is considered to be a prime example of the ornate Bhutanese architecture. It has been said that this Temple....  more »
  • This temple dates back to the 7th century, CE, originally built by a Tibetan King who was promoting Buddhism in what is now Bhutan. Interesting place, it was our first introduction to Buddhist... 
    This temple dates back to the 7th century, CE, originally built by a Tibetan King who was promoting Buddhism in what is now Bhutan. Interesting place, it was our first introduction to Buddhist...  more »
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  • Kyichu Lhakhang is one of the oldest Buddhist Temples in Bhutan and it is considered to be a prime example of the ornate Bhutanese architecture.when I visited this place I was like is this dream or I am here.. no possible to express the exact feelings. This visit is more of a historical and spiritual value. It is more compact than most other temple, but offered perhaps more history, culture and tradition.It has been said that this Temple had been constructed back in the 7th century and that the original Temple complex was much smaller in size back then. However, over the years, this Temple has grown much larger in size with the help of several notable Buddhist leaders. One of my favorite Temples in its intimate scale and peaceful location with gardens and by the river. This Temple is located on a hillside with nice views of Paro Valley and the surrounding mountains. The Temple grounds and buildings appear well maintained here and there is a "quiet and peaceful" atmosphere here. Very nice Temple to visit while in Paro.
  • Kyichu Lhakhang is located in the north of Paro town. It is the oldest and one of the most beautiful temples in Bhutan.The original Kyichu Lhakhang was initially small in size but after multiple visits over the years by Buddhist saints, the temple expanded. Statues inside the Temple: The most obvious attraction at the monastery are the statues of Guru Rinpoche and Gautama Buddha. Another major attraction is the statue of Kurukulla (Red Tara), holding a bow and arrow made of flowers. Orange Trees: Another tourism-magnetizing attraction is a pair of orange trees that bear oranges the entire year, regardless of the season. They are situated in the courtyard of the Kichu Lhakhang. The distance from the airport to Kichu Lhakhang is 5 kilometers and hence, hiring a cab/taxi is the most efficient way to reach the temple It is recommended to travel to Kichu Lhakhang during the months of November-April (Spring and Winter). Paro valley looks breathtaking during the spring. It is especially ideal to travel during this time as the hiking from the airport to the monastery can be experienced without the summer heat or heavy rainfall. Opening Hours: The timings to visit this breathtaking monastery is 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Entry Fee: There is no entry fee for tourists or locals to visit the temple.

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