SANGCHHEN DORJI LHUENDRUP LHAKHANG NUNNERY

Overlooking the Punakha Valley is Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang a Buddhist Nunnery of Bhutan. It is a double storey Nunnery and Buddhist Monastery located in site popularly known as Omolatsekha.

The two storey structure showcasing the finest craftsmanship of Bhutanese architecture Sangchhen Lhuendrup Lhakhang Nunnery has become one of the must visit places in Punakha Valley.

Interesting Fact About Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang Nunnery

Did you know? Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang Nunnery is the home of Bhutan’s tallest statute of Avalokitesvara, Chenrezig chagtong chentong, with the average height of 14ft.

Life Of Anim In Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang Nunnery

Along with leading a spiritual life, anims of Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang Nunnery are also taught tailoring, statue making, embroidery, and the famous thangka painting. Anim of Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery led a simple life far from the modern society and hassle of worldly desires.

Things To See In Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang Nunnery

  • 14-ft bronze statue of Avalokitesvara (Chenrezig chagtong chentong) housed in the main sanctum of Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang Nunnery
  • Statues of Guru Padmasambava, Gautama Buddha, Zabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, Tsela Namsum, the 21 Taras and Tsepamay
  • Amazing view of Punakha Valley from the court yard of Nunnery
  • A Chorten resembling to Boudhanath Stupa of Nepal
  • The black marble block outside Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang Nunnery with carvings depicting the 84 Mahasiddhis, 16 Arhats, and the life of great lamas of Drukpa Kagyu lineage

Things To Do In Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang Nunnery

  • Getting an insight in the life of anim living in Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang Nunnery
  • Meditating with nuns of Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang Nunnery

Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang Nunnery Timing

Travelers can visit Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang Nunnery anytime between 6am to 6pm.

How To Reach Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang Nunnery

Visitors can directly hire a car to reach the nunnery. It is an overall 2hrs drive to reach Sangchhen dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang from Punakha Valley.

Distance: The distance between Punakha to Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang Nunnery is 33 kilometers.

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