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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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  • Old and very sacred statues. Big Guru statue...the sacred jowo statue.
  • A holy place to visit. 2.6 km above paro town and place with a comfortable parking space and also.

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