Zangto Pelri Lhakhang
Zangto Pelri Lhakhang is a small temple located in Phuentsholing, Bhutan. Built in the 1990’s by Dasho Aku Trongmi, the lyricist of Bhutan’s national anthem, it is a replica of the celestial home of the revered Guru Rinpoche.
The temple is constructed in the midst of a beautiful flower garden that is a haven to a diversified species of flowers. Benches dot the place for pilgrims and visitors to sit on while absorbing the peace, quiet, and the hospitable ambiance of the surrounding. The place’s elevation generously offers a majestic view of the entire city and the captivating clear waters of the nearby river. Inside the temple is an array of 4-metre-high statues, the most prominent of which, is Guru Rinpoche. A popular attraction for visitors is a box that contains an elephant’s skull purported to have been unearthed during the construction of the foundation of the temple.
Zangto Pelri Lhakhang is located in Phuentsholing, Bhutan.
Opening Days and Hours
Opens daily from 9:00 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance is free.
How to Get There
- Fly to Thimphu.
- From Thimphu, board an overnight bus to Phuentsholing.
- From Phuentsholing town centre, board a taxi to Zangto Pelri Lhakhang.
- Solo travelers/backpackers
Time to Spend
Suggested duration in this attraction is between 1 to 2 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit the monastery is during its early opening hours, preferably between 9:00 and 11:00.
Some of the dining places to try nearby include Zen Restaurant, NEC Restaurant, Park Hotel Bhutan, and Tropical Toppings.
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For accommodations, you can choose from Park Hotel, Hotel Druk, Lhaki Hotel, Bhutan Residence, Tashi Namgay Grand, The Orchid Hotel, and Hotel Sinchula. Rates range from USD 60 to USD 150.