Rinchending Goempa


Rinchending Goempa popularly known as Kharbandi Goempa is a monastery located just below the road on Phuntsholing –Thimphu Highway. It is located on a picturesque hill overlooking the whole Phuntsholing town and beyond Torsa River far into distant till the sight disappears into a mountain. The site serves as an idle place to take photos with the town and the mountains acting as a perfect background. The name of the Rinchending Goempa literally translates to a monastery on a precious hill. The monastery was built in 1960s by the great grandmother Ashi Phuntsho Choden Wangchuck to the present King. The monastery houses great statues of Guru Rinpoche, Buddha and Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.
The monastery has become a top attraction among Indian tourists.