Kyichu Lhakhang In Paro

Kyichu Lhakhang in Paro, Bhutan

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About Kyichu Lhakhang in Paro

Only 4.7 km away from the centre of the Paro town is the temple of Kyichu Lhakhang – the Sacred Jewel of Bhutan. Inside the complex of this temple lies the oldest shrine that stands in Tibet – the Jowo Temple. The first temple in the Kyichu Lhakhang premises was built by King Songtsen Gampo of Tibet in 659 AD. The legend myth says that it was constructed to pin down the left foot of a giant ogress who lay across the lands of Bhutan and Tibet and was restricting the progress of Buddhism all around. The concept of good over evil that presides in the very significance of Kyichu Lhakhang temple’s origin is what brings so many people to its doorstep. One can find local elderlies shuffling around and rotating the prayer wheels all day long, muttering chants or prayers.

Kyichu Lhakhang in Paro is one of the most ornate temples in Bhutan. As one enters the innermost courtyard, on the right to the doorway is a mural of King Gesar of Ling, the famous Tibetan warrior-king who has apparently written the world’s longest poem. The premise houses a 5m high statue of Guru Rinpoche as well, just beside the main temple of Kyichu Lhakhang, consecrated in 1968 by Ashi Kesang Wangchuk, the wife and the then Queen of the third King of Bhutan. It is said that Guru Rinpoche himself visited the temple in the 8th century and hidden treasures inside. There is a chorten for the queen’s Nyingma Buddhism spiritual teacher Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche as well.

Coming to the main Kyichu Lhakhang temple, it houses one of the most precious gems of the country, a 7th century original Tibetan statue of Jowo Jampa or Jowo Shakyamuni. This statue is a contemporary of the original one in Lhasa, and its temple forms a sacred network of 12 Jowo Lhakhang temples that surround the holy temple of Lhasa in Tibet. Outside there are prayer wheels and a statue of Chenrezig with 11 heads and 1000 arms. However, no description of Kyichu Lhakhang can do justice to how magical it looks like in real life.

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    Madhav Meshram

    Bagdogra international airport

    Madhav's 8 days trip to Paro

    It was a wonderful experience especially Hema Ma'am & Jimmy ; very warm, welcoming and friendly. Always there to help us. Agency has made our Bhutan Journey a memorable one. Thank you so much for your hospitality. Jimmy guided us through our entire journey & he told me the values of Bhutan and spirituality on Tiger Nest. We prayed & learnt about spirituality, compassion & harmony. Journey was serene, smooth and mesmerizing, help us connect with our inner-self. We highly recommend to book your trip with them. Hope to see you in future again. Have a great and prosperous

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    Tanha Pardeshi

    Mumbai

    Tanha's 10 days trip to Paro

    Over all i had a good experience but since i was not aware about a place named phobjikha and i had not added it in my itinerary. I wanted it to be added and one other place to be cancelled. I was in contact with Harry, Bhutan INC did change my itinerary on immediate basis but i had to pay 100% of the cancellation charges of the hotel at paro. They are agents who book rooms regularly, i believe they could have managed to adjust my room to anyone else and i would not have had to pay extra at phobjikha. Other thing, after 3 days of my travel, my driver was changed. I understand the driver has an emergency but the other driver was all wanting us to go to places and schedule striictly according to the itinerary. Since the hotels booked by inc were all very very far away in all the cities, i had to pay extra every time to go to the town (taxi is bhutan is not economical) I had mentioned before going that i need pick up and drop from tiger nest and all that while ask the driver to take my parents around town. on which harry said, the driver will be flexible according to me, but he was not. I had to pay 600 rs for tiger nest to come back. He just didnt come to pick me up even when i said there are no cabs available here. I had to pay a driver of other car to drop me to the town. My first driver Tobden was really great and co operative. So, as much as possible please dont change the driver. Again last day when i was to be dropped at phuenstoling, my second driver sonam said he has some emergency and he will arrange some other car to drop me. When i refused for waganor, he gave me some other car with his friend who was not a tourist driver to drop me to phuenstoling. I contacted harry about all this the last day, amd also about tiger nest to which he said he will look into it but every time the driver said he has got no update from harry. and on top of that, harry just completely stopped replying to my messages. Will you just run away after the trip is to end???? What kind of professionalism is this??? Well, in bhutan i met a lot of people who said you could have got better hotels at lower price in the heart of the town. So, i would recommend book on your own, things will be easier.

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    Santhosh K S

    Bangalore

    Santhosh's 6 days trip to Paro

    Overall the trip was very good. we dint get the e-permit as promised by the agent bcoz of this we were suppose to go and stand in queue to get the permit once we reached there. As per iterinary .they were suppose to provide local guide with us .But once we reach there , there was no local guide. after speaking to the agent , he arranged the local guide. Apart from this , trip was nice.

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    Chitnisyogesh

    Mumbai

    Chitnisyogesh's 10 days trip to Paro

    Had a great experience. Dreamcaster tours and travels arranged this trip very well and within just two days on mynrequest. My tour coordinator was in constant touch with me and helped to solves all issues on time. Diver cum guide was really good and helpful. He also drove me to some of the places not mentioned in itinerary. Very happy with overall experience.

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    Kandallu Rajaram Shayamsundar

    Kolkata

    Kandallu's 7 days trip to Paro

    Desk manager Ms Sharmila of Way About Bhutan did an awesome incredible job in organising A to Z! She left no stone unturned to attend to the comforts of the visiting tourists. Hats off to her amazing managerial capabilities the cab drivers to all hotel managers to receptionists to catering persons attended on us. We enjoyed out and out Dr Shyamsundar IPS retd DGP TN

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    Shruthiyer

    Bangalore

    Shruthiyer's 8 days trip to Paro

    Bhutan is truly the kingdom og happiness. People are calm and look happy. Yogi from Flying fox was great in co-ordinating with the trip itinery and gave me a good deal and was very responsive and we chose Flying Fox over others. Sangey was assigned to us as a Driver & Guide. The man was vibrant and polite and also a good guide who shared with us many Bhutanese experiences and culture and we enjoyed each other's company. He told us about the history of the places.He also answered my questions about Bhutan and we asked him a lot of those. He was always before time at our hotel to receive us. We were assigned a Santa fe car and his driving skills were unbelievable in the landscapes. He took very good of our pictures too. This was a bonus for us. He told us his personal stories, we told him our's and after 7 days, he definitely became a friend from a stranger. He was cordial and soft-spoken just like all Bhutanese people.Bhutan - You are awesome. we had a memorable 8 days and the memories to cherish for a lifetime. the road trip in the monutains was absolutely great and comfortable. The food in Bhutan is never a problem for people coming from India and it provides with various Indian cuisines and every nook and corner in the towns has a cafe.

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    Isheet Bansal

    New delhi

    Isheet's 7 days trip to Paro

    We were extremely happy with our experience with Kins Traveler. From the itinerary to the restaurant and hotel selections, everything was top notch. The team is very professional, friendly and co-operative. We have already recommended them to a couple of our friends and are planning our next trip with them!

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    Sohini Roy

    Kolkata

    Sohini's 6 days trip to Paro

    Thank you Travel Triangle for providing a platform to get connected to some sincere and caring travel agents like Dream Caster Tours and Travel.Initially their travel itinerary cought my attention,it was so beautifully explained in detail. Moreover as I started discussing about our plans, Chunku Ghalley answered all my queries very patiently throughout.Moreover,I had planned for a family trip to Bhutan from 17-22nd Nov, however due to some medical emergency I had to postpone it for a week at the last moment.Dreamcaster handled everything perfectly and changed our plan accordingly within a day's notice. From picking us from NJP to dropping us back to NJP, our tour guide Sudan helped us seeing and experiencing Bhutan in our own way. The best thing about Dreamcaster is that they never overpromised. We got more than expected. Thank you Dreamcaster for a wonderful trip! ❤

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    Rajat Jaitly

    New delhi

    Rajat's 6 days trip to Paro

    It was a well planned and a great experience. The agency took care of all our needs even at the last minute. Very humble and polite. They went the extra mila to make us happy. Gauri took care of all our detailing and she was really good at it. Because of this , our trip became a happy and a memorable one. Even the guide Arjun and driver Kamal were also very humble and helpful. In totality a wonderful experience.

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    Carehimalayas

    Delh

    Carehimalayas's 8 days trip to Paro

    It was amazing experience with Bhutan Rental And Travel. The supporting officers of company Karuna and Pema were so cooperative and guiding persons. Only one thing I want to advice Bhutan Rental & Travel is that when we got down at Bagdogra, we were not having mobile network at that point of time. We face some problem in contacting vehicle drivers. It is advised that they should give drivers name plates of the travellers, so that the travellers may not face problem in airport. Rest we have fun and in future we will only travel with Bhutan Rental And Travel company.

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    Try to visit the Kyichu Lhakhang temple from sunrise to sunset, except the one-hour lunchtime in the middle from 1-2 PM.

     

    Kyichu Lhakhang temple is at 2300 m, which can be easily trekked from Paro in one hour approximately.

     

    The original temple is more than 1300 years old, being built in the 7th century AD. After that there have been additions all throughout history, the recent one being the shrine of Guru Rinpoche in 1968 by the then Queen of Bhutan.

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