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Chimi Lhakhang

Chimi Lhakhang

Bhutan Tours - The Monastery of Chimi Lhakhang

The monastery of Chimi Lhakhang was built by the famous 'Divine Madman' Drukpa Kuenley in the late 15th century.  The monastery is a famous pilgrimage site for infertile women who wish to bear children, collecting their future baby's name from a collection of bamboo slips.  It's a pleasant 20 minute walk from the road, passing through quaint villages and rice fields, and also an archery ground (be careful!).  From the temple itself there are superb views of the Punakha Valley (below left).  There are several monks and novices (below right) at the monastery.