Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery

Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery punakha

The Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery is perched on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful Punakha valley and Wangduephodrang valley. This Nunnery boasts traditional architecture, including a golden-tipped, large white stupa. Look for the 4.2 m (14 ft) bronze statue of Avalokiteshvara and depictions of notable lamas from the Drukpa Kagyu lineage. Surrounded by rich lush green pine forest the nunnery complex is a true expression of Bhutanese architecture portraying strong traditional values.

Apart from bronze statue of Avalokiteshvara the temple is home to several other statues which include those of Guru Padmasambhava, Buddha, Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the 21 Taras and Tsepamay (Buddha of longevity). The statue of Avalokiteshvara which is claimed to be the biggest in the country was handmade by local Bhutanese artisans.

The complex likewise houses a higher learning and meditation center for nuns where, aside from strict preparing, it gives fundamental ability preparing, for example, fitting, weaving, sculpture making and thangka painting. as of now It houses around 120 nuns.

The skillfully carved black marble blocks surrounding the stupa, depicting the 84 Mahasiddhis, 16 Arhats, and the great lamas of Drukpa Kagyu lineage is the unique feature of this monastic complex.

Travelers can exploit the serene atmosphere and submerge in reflection programs and furthermore accept the open door to watch the otherworldly existences of nuns while they learn and set themselves up for life with an assortment of ability preparing.

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Timing to Visit Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery

This nunnery remain open form 6 am to 6 pm. This nunnery remain close during few holiday in Bhutan. Please check here for the holiday list of Bhutan.

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