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