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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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    Mitushi's 7 days trip to Paro

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    Kng was really good! The services provided was amazing. Very satisfied. Thank u. Hotels wre great. Tasty food . Driver guide n car wre in the best service. Hot stone bath, the weather, scenic views, and the hotels
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    The travel agent was really courteous and professional. Everything was organized very nicely
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    Arijit Bhattacharya

    Arijit's 9 days trip to Paro

    Very nice and well behaved guide and driver. Speaks volumes of their urge to provide ultimate customer satisfaction. Trip to Tiger's Nest.
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    Chaubeynidhi

    Mumbai

    Chaubeynidhi's 7 days trip to Paro

    GBS tours and travels managed everything very well and driver and guide were great a d always helpful in terms of explaining their culture and other services. Had a really great time in Bhutan , a trip to remember forever!!!
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    Nupoor Raj

    Kolkata

    Nupoor's 5 days trip to Paro

    Only 1st hotel in Phuentsholing was not upto the mark with respect to service issues. Paro
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    Bagdogra

    Mita's 10 days trip to Paro

    Travel Triangle and Mr Sanjiv Subba planned our Bhutan travel from 23rd oct to 1st Nov 22 very thoughtful way. Our guide Mr Richston and Driver were very experienced and helpful.The Hotel stays and food all were good.we had wonderful holidays.As such the place is so nice.We recommend Travel Triangl
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    Ashok's 8 days trip to Paro

    Thimphu hotel was not that good compared to other places. GBS BHUTAN TOUR person Mr Sunjive is simply a wonderful , always smiling and ready to help A very good destination indeed.
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    Shashank's 6 days trip to Paro

    The driver was very hospitable and always had a smile. The guide was not very considerate. We did not like his attitude towards our requests. The explanations he gave regarding monasteries was inadequate and repetitive. We expected a more accomodative and patient guide
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    Bangalore

    Abirami's 8 days trip to Paro

    Very helpful guide cum driver. Helped us explore the beauty of Bhutan and ensure we don't miss anything including encouragement to trek the tiger's nest. Excellent team will definitely recommend them for a nice experience. Thank you team

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    At what height is the Kyichu Lhakhang temple? Can it be trekked from Paro?

     

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

    How old is the Kyichu Lhakhang temple?

     

    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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