Kyichu Lhakhang

Kyichu Lhakhang

  • Kyichu Lhakhang is a 5-minute drive from the Paro town. It is considered one of the oldest temples in the nation. Elderly people can be seen usually making rounds around the Lhakhang spinning the prayer wheels.
  • The Lhakhang contains the painting of King Gesar of Ling, who was a great Tibetan warrior.  There is also statue of Jowo Jamba from 7th century which is great significance to the valley and hall of shrine that consists of Chenrezig having eleven heads and thousand arms. Guru Padmasambhava, also visited this monument in the 8th century.
  • It is place of culture and art, out of the temples, there are small prayer wheels and sacred orange tree that bear fruits throughout the year. Kyichu Lhakhang is smaller compared to other Lhakhang and has very neat Bhutanese architectural design. In 1965, Queen Mother, her majesty Ashi Kezang Choden Wangchuk, extended the Lhakhang into a larger size.
  • Tourist have the opportunity to check out this old and unique Lhakhang and observe the sacred temple. Some of the rare things that can be seen in the temples are the statue of Jowo Shakyamuni, magical orange tree, and Guru Lhakhang.

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