Kyichu Lhakhang

Paro Kyichu Lhakhang is considered one of the oldest temples in Himalayan Buddhism. Said to be one of the temples ‘beyond the border’ (yang ‘dul) built by the Tibetan King Songtsan Gampo (late 6th-early 7th century) to pin down a demoness envisioned on the landscape, Kyichu pins down her left foot.

Additional buildings and a golden roof were constructed in 1839 by the penlop (governor) of Paro and the 25th Je Khenpo. Elderly pilgrims constantly walk around the temple spinning its many prayer wheels.

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