Chimi Lhakhang

Chimi Lhakhang, at about 15 minutes’ drive away from Punakha, is a monastery dedicated to the famous saint Drukpa Kuenley, well known as the Divine Madman. The temple has a gigantic wooden phallus, which is the means to deliver blessing to childless women. The lhakhang has unique murals and statues dedicated to various Buddhist deities, and recounting various stories of the lama. It is located picturesquely between rippling fields of paddy.

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