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Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery

Punakha

14.5/5(2 Ratings)
Ranked 2 of 11 sightseeing in Punakha

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Mahua Mukherjee

Mahua Mukherjee5.0/5

24 reviews

A beauty atop a hill

A gentle climb through winding roads giving a view of the Punakha town below leads to this nunnery which was recently added to Bhutan' s tourist map. The monastery has the usual amazing artistry where even an inch of the walls or ceiling are not bare of either paintings or beautifully crafted flowers and other ornate items of display. The Compassionate Budhha is the presiding deity with Sakya Muni also being present. There is also a stupa which adds to the serenity of the whole place and one can spend hours just looking at the scenery around you or just inside the monastery and meditate or admire the colorful art work. The residence of a member of the Royal family is located just across the nunnery and we were lucky to catch a glimpse of them after our visit.

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Govindan Naganathan

Govindan Naganathan3.9/5

163 reviews

Beautiful Nunnery

The Lhakhang consists of a of a double storied temple, a chorten and a nunnery complex. The temple houses a 14ft statue of Avalokiteswara. Other statues include those of Guru Padmasambhava and Gautam Buddha. The skilfully carved black marble blocks surrounding the stupa depicits 84 Mahasiddhis, 16 Arhats and the great lineage of lamas of Drupka Kagyu lineage an unique feature of this monastery complex.The temple and nunnery is located on a ridge overlooking Toebessa Punakha and Wangduephodrang valleys. The complex also houses a learning and meditation centre for nuns where apart from religious training it provides life skill training like tailoring, embroidery, statue making and thangka painting..

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Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery, Punakha

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Govindan Naganathan

Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery, Punakha
Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery, Punakha

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Govindan Naganathan

Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery, Punakha
Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery, Punakha

Photo by

Govindan Naganathan

Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery, Punakha
Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery, Punakha

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Govindan Naganathan

Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery, Punakha

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