Kyichu Lhakhang


Located in Paro and one of the 108 temples built in one day by a Tibetan King.

Considered one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, Kyichu Lhakhang was built by a Tibetan King. As per the historical accounts, the king is said to have built 108 temples in one day across modern day Tibet, Bhutan and some region of Northern India. The task was carried out to subdue an evil ogress who was believed to have thwarted the spread of Buddhism. Kyichu Lhakhang in Paro and Jampa Lhakhang in Bumthang are believed to be part of the 108 temples built by the King.
Kyichu Lhakhang is ten minute drive away from Paro town. Some of the main relic includes the statue of the future Buddha (Jowo Jampa) and a statue of Buddha Sakyamuni.