Kyichu Lhakhang - top attraction of paro

Kyichu Lhakhang otherwise called Kyerchu Temple is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. originally built in the 7th century by the Tibetan Emperor Songtsen Gampo. It is considered to be one of the 108 border taming temples he built. Worked in seventh century,It is built in Lango Gewog of Paro Valley. It is made out of twin temples. The first establishment was laid by Songsten Gampo and later in 1968 the establishment of second temple was worked under the edict of Queen Mother of Bhutan, Ashi Kesang Choden.

Old pilgrims continually mix around the dzong turning its numerous prayer wheels, making this one of the most beguiling spots in the Paro valley.

A unique seventh century sculpture of Jowo Sakyamuni, said to have been thrown simultaneously as the celebrated sculpture in Lhasa situated in the inner hall.

Palchen Heruka, and Vajrakilaya have been held in this temple for the well being of the country under the patronage of Kesang Choden Wangchuck. There is a belief that the two orange trees in the courtyard of Kyichu Lhakhang bear fruit throughout the year.

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Best Time to visit Kyichu Lhakhang


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 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm consistently.

This monastery remain close during few holiday in Bhutan. Please check here for the holiday list of Bhutan.

Among April and June, one can appreciate a wonderful climate alongside blossoming rhododendron spread over the energetic scene of the valleys encompassing the pass.

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