Kyichu Lhakhang is a renowned temple of great significance to Buddhists. It stands in Lango Gewog in the northern part of Paro District in Bhutan. It was built in the 7th century by King Songtsen Gampo of Tibetian descent.
The first to be erected in the place is the Jowo Lhakhang which was expanded over the years by various Buddhist masters — the latest of which was authorised by Royal Queen Mother Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck in 1965. Beside it is the eight standing bodhisattvas and the statues of Zhadrung and Guru Rinpoche. The statue of Chenrizig with 11 heads and 1000 arms can be seen at the outer hall. Connected to Jowo is the Guru temple that has the 5-metre statue of Guru Rinpoche as the most prominent image. Herein is a chorten that keeps the ashes of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, a respected teacher whowas cremated in 1992.
Kyichu Lhakhang is located in Paro, Bhutan, a short distance from the town centre.
Opening Days and Hours
Kyichu Lhakhang is open from 9:00 to noon, and from 13:00 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to this attraction is included in organised tours.
How to Get There
- Fly to Paro via Bhutan Airlines and Druk Air.
- At Paro town centre, rent a car to Kyichu Lhakhang.
- Solo travelers/backpackers
Time to Spend
Suggested duration in this attraction is 1 hour.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit Kyichu Lhakhang is between 9:00 to 12:00.
At Paro, you can try several restaurants such as Yegel Cafe, Mountain Cafe, My Kind of Place, Yue-Ling Cafe, Champaca Cafe, and Taktsang Cafeteria.
- National Museum of Bhutan
- Chele La
- Rinpung Dzong
Accommodations can be found all around Paro. Options include Tashiling Hotel, Sonam Trophel Hotel, Hotel Khamsum, Pelri Cottages and Hotel Tashi Phuntshok. Rates range from USD 65 to USD 250.