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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Bharat's 7 days trip to ParoOur trip was well organised thanks for this trip. The Dochula Pass is a mountain pass in the snow covered Himalayas within Bhutan on the road from Thimpu to Punakha where 108 memorial chortens it was our Best Memory of the trip!
Mohit's 6 days trip to ParoThimpu hotel stay was good experience rest of the trip was also fine.
Rakeshkumar's 6 days trip to ParoThimphu city and the hotel was really good, but we requesting you please never suggest Hotel Tshringma to other guest because the staff & services are not customer oriented. Thimpu City sightseeing was our Best Memory of the trip!
Bipin's 7 days trip to ParoOur agent ASTER TOURS was very good. we had an anniversary on 11th December and we told to agent that we have to dinner in a local dress and our agent arranged all the things as per our choice.
Alhad's 6 days trip to ParoBhutan trip was amazing we loved Bhutnese culture and people. Hike to Tiger Nest was our Best Memory of the trip! It takes between four and five hours to do the round trip hike, plus one more hour to tour the monastery. Many people also have lunch in the cafeteria not far from the monastery. Plan on leaving Paro around 8 am and arriving back at your hotel around 3 pm.
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Kiran's 7 days trip to ParoAmazing trip planned by travel triangle & Texa Trove team. Taktsang monastery also known as Tiger Nest in Paro was our Best Memory of the trip!
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Kulu's 6 days trip to ParoOur entire trip was well organised we faced issue while getting clearance from immigration office but somehow we got through it.
Kaustav's 8 days trip to ParoDamber our tour operator from AD Tours was a really helpful chap. Thanks to them for organising such great trip along with TravelTriangle. We Experienced snowfall in Paro it was our Best Memory of the trip!
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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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