Changangkha Lhakhang

Changangkha Lhakhang

Changangkha Lhakhang  is one of the oldest temples in the Thimphu valley, founded by Phajo Drugom Zhigpo, founder of the Drukpa Lineage in Bhutan and extended by his son Nyima in the 13th century.

Along with offering the panoramic vista of Thimphu Valley Changangkha Lhakhang is famous in Bhutan for  housing the amazing figurine of Chenresig in its 11 headed thousand armed  Avalokitesvara as well as very large prayer wheels and unusually large size sacred scriptures. It is here that people bring their children to get special blessings. This temple is also the home of the statue of Zabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the unifier of Bhutan.

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Timing to Visit Changangkha Lhakhang

Visiting hours for all foreign visitors will be from 6 AM – 6 PM every day. There are morning and evening prayer that you may discover fascinating. Head over between 6 am to 8 am for the morning one and between 5 pm to 6 pm for the evening one. This monastery remain close during few holiday in Bhutan. Please check here for the holiday list of Bhutan.

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