Phajoding Monastery
Phajoding Monastery
4.5
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It takes about three hours to hike from Thimphu to this monastery, a popular destination for its statues and views.
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BillyK1980
Melbourne, Australia2,334 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
This monastery requires a tough 3 hour hike up and around 2 hours down. We went in winter and it is very icey so be prepared for this and wear the right shoes! The view on the top wasn’t as good as I was hoping for. But the hike was challenging which we liked.
Written 29 December 2018
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Tzveta S
Los Angeles, CA30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
I guess past lives are true as when I met the principle of the school there (it is a home for underprivileged kids) I couldn't stop crying. Personal story on the side: it is an amazing place. Stay overnight: the 5am view is worth it! You ARE on top of the world. And you ARE appreciating the beauty of ALL. Found in 13th century by Phajo Drugom Zhigpo (Tibetian lama who spread Buddhism in Bhutan) it is one of the most special places to visit in Bhutan (a meditational site and a pilgrim destination). Actually there is a few buildings there and they are currently undergoing re-construction. Each one has it's special function and meaning. It's a place where a beautiful Green Tara statue and some very important Bhuddist manuscripts (original from Tibet) are kept and preserved.
It is a 3 hour hike but it is well worth it. And again: try to arrange with your guide to stay overnight. The monastery needs donations and attention and you would not regret it as it will be sure to give back. Namgay, the principle, is young, friendly, with a great sense of humor and the monks will treat you the best tea around :)!
Written 9 December 2018
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Dharam18
Pune, India18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018
Bhutan is a loand of Monasteries and this one is really a good addition to it. Its peaceful and serene.
Written 21 September 2018
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Jigme
Thimphu, Bhutan68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
Take a hike to Phajoding Monastery which is a hike uphill from the Thimphu City. It takes you up the mountain trails and its about a 4 - 7 hour walk depending on your physical condition. It is also possible to visit this place when on the Druk Path Trek (the 4-5 days) between Paro and Thimphu.
Written 6 July 2018
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travisbluemling
111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2018 • Friends
It was a little under construction, but still beautiful! The hike is pretty easy and there weren't many people which made it nice and peaceful! I would recommend visiting if you have the time!
Written 10 June 2018
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Mindu W
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
Being located quite far away from road head, we considered as sacred place for meditation and long retreat house. The great Phajo Drukgom Zhigpo was the founder of this place and it has story of rich local leader who was reborn as snake guarding his basket of silver coins that he had hidden unground and the snake requested cowboy to carry him Phajo with his assets for offer and finally he was transcended to zangdopelri.
Written 23 May 2018
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BhutanMonyulTravel
Thimphu District, Bhutan14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017
fresh air over the mountain, you can enjoy the seen of mountains of Bhutan over the hills and will have good hiking if you go for hiking over the phajoding
Written 11 April 2018
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Arxitexter
Fort Lauderdale, FL1,602 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
Phajoding is beautiful not just for its outstanding traditional Bhutanese architecture but for its mission: to empower disadvantaged youth. Worth a visit
Written 23 October 2017
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AD Tours & Travels
Thimphu, Bhutan31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Friends
There are lots of monastery in Bhutan and this is one of those. Near Thimphu town which will require a bit of walking but if you are a die-hard monastery visitor then recommended.
Written 25 September 2017
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Pradeep K
Noida, India425 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
After a long trek, you come up to this place, but it is worth every calorie spent on the way up. Serenity and peace prevails; photography not allowed.
Written 19 September 2017
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