Druk Choeding temple is located in the heart of Paro town and an important historical site.. The main relic of the temple is a statue of a Jowo Jampa (future Buddha) and also houses ancient war artifacts. Numerous devotees circumambulating the temple particularly during morning and night. Many small celebrations, functions and ceremonies occur in the sanctuary lasting through the year and this will make for an intriguing encounter with the priests reciting from the sacred texts and playing the ceremonial musical instruments.
Druk Choeding temple was built in 1525 by Ngawang Chogyel, one of the prince-abbots of Ralung in Tibet and an ancestor of the Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. It is also known as Tshongdoe Naktsang temple or in short Tshongdoe temple.
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Best Time to visit Druk Choeding temple
Travelers who wish to visit this old Buddhist Monastery should take note of the planning of Kyichu Lhakhang. Tourist can visit whenever between 9 am to 4 pm in winter season ( November to February) and in summer 9 am to 5 pm.
This monastery remain close during few holiday in Bhutan. Please check here for the holiday list of Bhutan.