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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Prateek's 5 days trip to ParoIt was and amazing experience. Hotels, cab driver and food were excellent. Tigers nest trekking was amazing
Vibhumehra's 6 days trip to ParoRecommended travel partner Bhutan INC. Hassle free trip. Everything was as per the details shared. Good choice of hotels given by the travel partner. The driver was friendly and courteous Prakash was very helpful and patient with the itenary changes which I made many times Value for money. Recommend you book your Bhutan tour through Bhutan INC only. Ten on ten for the travel partner for everything.
Suminder's 7 days trip to ParoThe arrangement was really good. Our room got upgraded on the first day in hotel palm and we got royal suite. And thank you for the decoration at peaceful resort for our anniversary. We loved the surprise. And Birkha(Our driver) was really decent and good.
Krishnashish's 6 days trip to ParoAwesome service of travel agent...fantastic cab driver....awesome people.....thanks to travel triangle and also thanks to Bhutan tara excursion......wonderful trip......
Smriti's 7 days trip to ParoTravelling to Bhutan with Bhutan Red Robes was fun. It was well coordinated and planned. Our travel agent Subhash made sure that every day was perfect. On our wedding anniversary, they made surprise arrangements for us as well. I will recommend Bhutan Red Robes to all those who are planning a trip to Bhutan. We missed few places due to lack of time like Chele La and the hotstone bath after Tiger's Nest. Everything else was perfect :)
Vimalcaliber's 5 days trip to ParoThis was a fantastic trip! Everything went smoothly, and Bhutan Rental & Travel did everything to make it as good an experience as possible.Prena from Bhutan Rental & Travel was very friendly, helpful and was coordinating through out our visit .Driver Rikesh was very kind and helpful too. Bhutan is a must visit place, beautiful, peaceful , great people and good food .Starting from the flights to paro we had a breathtaking views of the Himalayas. Tiger Nest, Do Chu La Mountain Pass, Fortress in Punakha , local Bhutanese food all these were the major attractions !! Hotels/resorts booked by the agent were good except Udumwara Resort on the last day of our trip .Rooms were not tidy,seems the renovation work was not completed and even the food options were very limited . All in all we loved Bhutan and hope to return some day.
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Sanjay's 6 days trip to ParoGreat trip arranged by Mr Subash. All the hotels and itenary were arranged nicely. The hike to Tiger's nest and stay at Punakha
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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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