Kyichu Lhakhang

Landmark in Bhutan

Kyichu Lhakhang is a Buddhist temple in Paro. It is one of the oldest monasteries in the country built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songsten Gampo. The story goes that a giant demoness lay across the whole area of Tibet and the Himalayas and was preventing the spread of Buddhism.

To overcome her, King Songtsen Gampo decided to build 108 temples, which would be placed on all the points of her body. Of these 108 temples, 12 were built by precise plans.

Thus, it happened that in about the year AD 638 the temple of Jokhang in Lhasa was built in the very heart of the demoness. This is one of the oldest monasteries in Paro district. There’s a belief that the two orange trees here in Kyichu Lakhang bears fruit throughout the year.

Travel Packages

10 Day Bhutan Walking Day Tour with Druk Asia
18th Sep 2018 - 20th Sep 2018
Discover the breathtaking beauty of Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon, and home to Buddhist monasteries in a 10-day tour of this Himalayan kingdom.
Attend the Padtshelling Kuchey and witness the celebration of the festival at Padtshelling Monastery in Bumthang.
24th Oct 2018 - 27th Oct 2018
Jambay lhakhang is located in Bumthang and is situated on the way to the Kurjie Lhakhang. It’s a ten minutes drive to the temple from the Chamkhar town.
The tiny Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan awaits, nestled high in the Himalayas its isolation from the world has cultivated a culture rich in traditions, religion and a benevolent monarchy.
A journey of moral significance through 7 days pilgrimage tour in Bhutan.
19th Apr 2019 - 21st Apr 2019
The point when you step out of Paro Airport, will be the start of the 7 Days Cultural Tour that gives you a complete idea of Bhutan.

Hotels around Paro

Uma Paro offers exceptional style in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, reflecting an understated philosophy of quiet comfort.
Udumwara is brand new 4 stars hotel located on Paro Valley. It offers some luxury for travelers who are conscious of price.
Built over a hundred years ago, Gangtey Palace is a charming hotel surrounded by the beautiful Paro valley.