Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, Punakha

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Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten sits high above Punakha Valley, affording panoramic views of the verdant hillsides below. The four-storey temple remains a worthy example of the country's traditional architecture and artistic techniques. You'll have to hike for roughly an hour from the parking at the base of the hill, so be sure to bring plenty of water and a picnic to enjoy in the temple's picturesque hilltop garden. See Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten and all Punakha has to offer by arranging your trip with our Punakha day trip planner.
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  • The Punkahara Valley is one of the warmest valleys in Bhutan. Here bloom Christmas star and cacti thrive here magnificently. Thus, the one-hour hike to the Namgyal is as beautiful to call Chorten. It has dasGefühl that hoard watches over everyone in the Valley.
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  • Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Temple-Built in 2004, the Queen Mother of Bhutan and according to the Lama Sonam Zangpo, in order to bring peace to the world and to Bhutan. One of the temples that left me more impressed and touched. The internal energy and around the temple is very strong and the feeling of inner peace is total. Calls: clodoaldodfh
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  • This place was solely recommended to us by our driver, and we had not heard about it before reaching Punakha. It is a Chorten (shrine) that was consecrated by the Bhutan Queen mother, and is situated ...  more »
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  • It's really Fun for the Early Morning Hike. This Temple is a splendid example of the Bhutanese Architecture and Art.
  • Trek to this temple starts some 8 KM from Punakha Dzong. It will take around 2 hrs to reach the top where temple is situated. Its good to spend some 45 minutes in and around the temple and then again 1.5 hours to come down. Way up the temple is not very defined and goes through feilds and many a times u will have to search for the right one. Once you reach there what awaits you is picturesque view of the valley and beautiful temple. Its the only temple in the region where you can enter, go to the top come out at roof and enjoy the breeze, i guess its due to very little rush to tourist that they don't mind at all you making your own way to different floors and places in temple. Priest there told us that even queen at some festival visits the temple walking all the way up on foot. There are no shops on the way so keep your water bottle filled and ready before starting the trek. Keep a few things to snack on the top. Dzong at punakha open between 9 to 1 pm and then 3 to 5 pm. So schedule your trip accordingly. Moreover just 2 km towards Khumsum from dzong the river view is so enchanting that you would love to halt and rest there for a while. I have added the pics of the river bank that is some 2 from Dzong. So I would recommend you start trek in morning, spend time at river and then visit dzong. Hope you find this helpful. Go have fun.
  • Awesome location and religious site to visit. An hour hike up and 45.mins down. Said to be one and only kind in the world...built in late 90's to keep away the negative and evil powers harming our current while as a Crown Prince. After the end of the Hike if you change your mind to Raft down the river just do call us before coming to Punakha or make your reservations. If you are here or coming to Punakha let us know on the contact numbers for River Rafting or Rafting and Camping Adventure activities...Have fun and take back the memories.
  • In the valley of happiness, located at a quaint knoll up in the wilds of the mountains, the Khamsum Yulley temple was built in 2004 as prophesied for the peace of all.
  • Serene place. A must visit for tourist.
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