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Address: Bumthang, Bhutan

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Kurjey means body imprint of a holy soul

Kurjey lhakhang is a site visited & meditated by Guru Rimpoche in the 8th century thereby leaving a body impring on the rock where the main temple stands today. This is also a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Thimphu, Bhutan
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Thimphu, Bhutan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kurjey lhakhang is a site visited & meditated by Guru Rimpoche in the 8th century thereby leaving a body impring on the rock where the main temple stands today. This is also a site where many lamas from around the world visit, pray and prostrate before the guru image there.

Thank udruk
Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

A series of 3 temples dedicated to Guru Rinpoche - one of the most revered Gurus in Bhutan. The folklore about the temples is very interesting. The place is also a scared area for all monks who do higher levels of meditation.

Thank Rambomenon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We had the chance to talk to the monk in charge who even invited us to his room got tea. It was an extremely surreal experience. We also managed to see the body print of Guru Rinpoche which he left behind when he meditated at this monastery. It was simply amazing!

Thank 11wendy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The little temple on the right shelters the imprint of Padmasambava.. On the hill behind the miraculous source of holy water..

Thank cobelolem
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Where Guru Rimpoche meditated and left a body imprint on the stone cliff face. Very holy place and also connected to Bhutanese history. Be sure to get the story of the 8 manifestations of Guru Rimpoche.

Thank SunDogandCompany
Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

It is one of the to visit places in Bumthang and is actually a complex of three temples. Guru Rinpoche is believed to have meditated here and there is a body impression of the Guru on a cave wall. There was hardly any visitor when we had visited this place. No photography is allowed inside the temple complex and shoes... More 

Thank gitanjali m
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Very gorgeous monastery. We arrived with a bus load of learner tourist guides so not exactly quiet and peaceful. We received a blessing from a monk, which was pretty special. We were pleasantly surprised to be there at the same time as the queen mother and were a bit chuffed when we got a wave from her.

Thank Robin P
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

One of the most sacred temple in Bhutan. The Kurje complex is made up of 3 buildings. The central building is built by the Guru Rinpoche in 1652. Two other adjacent buildings were added by the late Queen Mother in 1990. From afar, one can see the grandeur of the entire complex, enclosed by surrounded walls, with its impressive architecture.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We were in time for the Kujey Tshechu festival where a Thongdrol (approx 4 storey high gigantic scroll painting of Guru Rimpoche) is displayed annually, coupled with a myriad of ceremonial blessings & mask dances. It is believed that viewing Thongdrel would enable one to gain merit, cleanse the sins and avert the misfortune. We spent a whole day in... More 

Thank yEeVoNy25
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

A nice peaceful, not so crowded dzong / monastery. We had the Royal queen mother when we were there so there was plenty of security. However that was an interesting thing because we got to see the Queen mother and her army. Apparently this is their family favourite and she likes to come here to pray. Another nice please to... More 

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