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Kyichu Lhakhang, Paro

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Turn a prayer wheel at Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Bhutan. Originally built in the 7th century, it was one of the 108 temples made to pin down a giant legendary ogress who was preventing the spread of Buddhism. Numerous prayer wheels with colorful ornaments and butter-lit lamps decorate the inner courtyard, where you can observe elderly pilgrims spinning them. A quiet and peaceful place, the temple has simple architecture housing a collection of 11 Buddha statues. Two orange trees in the courtyard are believed to bear fruit throughout the year. With our online itinerary creator, Paro attractions like Kyichu Lhakhang can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Is the oldest monastery in Paro. Has a characteristic architecture of Bhutan and is very beautiful. It's worth it.
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  • Worth a short stop (30 min) to see the oldest Buddhist temple in Bhutan. Built in the 7th Century, the temple isn't big but has some nice grounds and prayer wheels - very quiet and peaceful.  more »
  • Originally built in the 7th century by a Tibetan Emperor, it is is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan.  more »
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  • One of the oldest temple in Bhutan Must visit. Sacred temple with a very calm feeling once your inside the temple. Also have a magical orange tree that never run out of orange the whole year
  • Great temple to walk around. Some colourful prayer wheels.
  • One of the historical Buddhist monasteries in Bhutan with connection to great Buddhist saints and spread of Buddhism.
  • Gorgeous temple. The story behind the temple is very nice and it seems like a very special magically​ place.
  • This is a beautiful and wonderful temple. It is small and intimate. The detailed decoration was amazing and the story surrounding the temple is fascinating. After 10 days of temples in Bhutan, this was my favorite. It's a big WOW - spiritually speaking.
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