1. Khamsum Yulley Temple- Punakha
  2. Bhutan – Spiritual and Wellness
  3. Adventure in Bhutan
  4. Paro
  5. Punakha
  6. Dochula Pass
  7. Eastern Bhutan
  8. Central Bhutan
  9. What is Thongdrel?
  10. Western Bhutan
  11. KUZU ZANGPO LA!
  12. Why I love my King
  13. Reasons Why You Should Visit Bhutan
  14. I lie close to the earth
  15. Pring which I enjoy
  16. Mirror of my soul
  17. Would I could describe
  18. Heaven and earth seem from it would
  19. Presence of the Almighty
  20. However a small line roasted parts
  21. Was it possible to quietly
  22. The day signs man image
  23. About the blind texts almost era
  24. Irmament itself vernicari
  25. There’s still some hope
  26. Lesser without forth seed
  27. Image abundantly spirit
  28. It is a paradisematic country
  29. Upon have of were
  30. Night sixth beginning
  31. Lesser whose made
  32. Be created subdue
  33. The coast of the Semantics
  34. So after spirit divided abundantly
  35. I must explain to you
  36. Supplies it with the necessary
  37. Our power of choice
  38. She hasn’t been rewritten
  39. Dragged her into their agency
  40. Where they abused her
  41. Nothing the copy said could
  42. Heaven it in so upon
  43. To take a trivial example
  44. Said could convince her and
  45. Around and return to its own
  46. Regulari quam li existent
  47. Plants are noticed by me
  48. Simple and regular than
  49. Came from it would have been
  50. It va esser tam simplic quam
  51. Pityful a rethoric ques
  52. If several languages coalesce
  53. Where they abused her for their projects
  54. When I hear the buzz
  55. Temporibus autem quibusdam
  56. The new common language
  57. One together forth
  58. Beginning forth created
  59. Li nov lingua franca va esser
  60. Abundantly after together
  61. Pronunciation more common
  62. She reached the first hills
  63. To achieve this would
  64. I neglect my talents
  65. At solmen va esser necessi
  66. It va esser tam simplic
  67. His saying herb heaven
  68. Made our you may
  69. She packed her seven versalia
  70. The headline of Alphabet Village
  71. Form itself creepeth
  72. Heaven and earth seem
  73. Gathering one fish moveth
  74. Midst darkness creeping
  75. The blind texts it is an almost
  76. Donec mollis hendrerit
  77. I should be incapable
  78. It showed a lady fitted
  79. Place and supplies the necessary
  80. I must explain to you
  81. Plants are noticed by me
  82. Hath were you beast
  83. Their pronunciation and their most
  84. Dominion winged good
  85. Expound the actual teachings
  86. Unknown plants are noticed
  87. Grammar resulting language
  88. It is a paradisematic country
  89. Nullam accumsan lorem
  90. Land you’re beast
  91. Then they are still using her
  92. Ut enim ad minima veniam
  93. Could refuse to pay expensive
  94. Multiply signs female
  95. Fusce ac felis sit
  96. Maecenas vestibulum mollis
  97. Could impress upon paper
  98. Set let dominion which
  99. Second thing male living
  100. Deep isn’t saw you
  101. Night earth good
  102. The office assistant
  103. Her for their projects again
  104. Heaven and earth seem
  105. Where it came from it
  106. A small river named Duden flows
  107. Lor separat existentie
  108. When darkness overspreads
  109. Then she continued her way
  110. From signs light great
  111. My soul is the mirror
  112. It is a paradisematic country
  113. He must have tried
  114. Into the belt and made
  115. Cum soluta nobis est eligendi
  116. The breath of that universal love
  117. I’ve got the money
  1. Khamsum Yulley Temple- Punakha
  2. Bhutan – Spiritual and Wellness
  3. Adventure in Bhutan
  4. Paro
  5. Punakha
  6. Dochula Pass
  7. Eastern Bhutan
  8. Central Bhutan
  9. What is Thongdrel?
  10. Western Bhutan
  11. KUZU ZANGPO LA!
  12. Why I love my King
  13. Reasons Why You Should Visit Bhutan
  14. I lie close to the earth
  15. Pring which I enjoy
  16. Mirror of my soul
  17. Would I could describe
  18. Heaven and earth seem from it would
  19. Presence of the Almighty
  20. However a small line roasted parts
  21. Was it possible to quietly
  22. The day signs man image
  23. About the blind texts almost era
  24. Irmament itself vernicari
  25. There’s still some hope
  26. Lesser without forth seed
  27. Image abundantly spirit
  28. It is a paradisematic country
  29. Upon have of were
  30. Night sixth beginning
  31. Lesser whose made
  32. Be created subdue
  33. The coast of the Semantics
  34. So after spirit divided abundantly
  35. I must explain to you
  36. Supplies it with the necessary
  37. Our power of choice
  38. She hasn’t been rewritten
  39. Dragged her into their agency
  40. Where they abused her
  41. Nothing the copy said could
  42. Heaven it in so upon
  43. To take a trivial example
  44. Said could convince her and
  45. Around and return to its own
  46. Regulari quam li existent
  47. Plants are noticed by me
  48. Simple and regular than
  49. Came from it would have been
  50. It va esser tam simplic quam
  51. Pityful a rethoric ques
  52. If several languages coalesce
  53. Where they abused her for their projects
  54. When I hear the buzz
  55. Temporibus autem quibusdam
  56. The new common language
  57. One together forth
  58. Beginning forth created
  59. Li nov lingua franca va esser
  60. Abundantly after together
  61. Pronunciation more common
  62. She reached the first hills
  63. To achieve this would
  64. I neglect my talents
  65. At solmen va esser necessi
  66. It va esser tam simplic
  67. His saying herb heaven
  68. Made our you may
  69. She packed her seven versalia
  70. The headline of Alphabet Village
  71. Form itself creepeth
  72. Heaven and earth seem
  73. Gathering one fish moveth
  74. Midst darkness creeping
  75. The blind texts it is an almost
  76. Donec mollis hendrerit
  77. I should be incapable
  78. It showed a lady fitted
  79. Place and supplies the necessary
  80. I must explain to you
  81. Plants are noticed by me
  82. Hath were you beast
  83. Their pronunciation and their most
  84. Dominion winged good
  85. Expound the actual teachings
  86. Unknown plants are noticed
  87. Grammar resulting language
  88. It is a paradisematic country
  89. Nullam accumsan lorem
  90. Land you’re beast
  91. Then they are still using her
  92. Ut enim ad minima veniam
  93. Could refuse to pay expensive
  94. Multiply signs female
  95. Fusce ac felis sit
  96. Maecenas vestibulum mollis
  97. Could impress upon paper
  98. Set let dominion which
  99. Second thing male living
  100. Deep isn’t saw you
  101. Night earth good
  102. The office assistant
  103. Her for their projects again
  104. Heaven and earth seem
  105. Where it came from it
  106. A small river named Duden flows
  107. Lor separat existentie
  108. When darkness overspreads
  109. Then she continued her way
  110. From signs light great
  111. My soul is the mirror
  112. It is a paradisematic country
  113. He must have tried
  114. Into the belt and made
  115. Cum soluta nobis est eligendi
  116. The breath of that universal love
  117. I’ve got the money

Khamsum Yulley Temple

Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten is located on a hill top with a beautiful view of Punakha valley. The temple is a beauty and an example of rich traditions and architecture of our country. This chorten, however, is unique and is one of the only kinds in the country. On the command of the Queen Mother it was built for warding off the negative forces and bringing peace and harmony for all the living beings.

Suspension Bridge

Drive around half an hour towards the base of the hike and park the bus or car on the bank of the river mochu, and walk across a suspension bridge. The year of the bridge built is not known.The bridge is used by the locals and tourist as a means of passage. After crossing the bridge walk through the rice paddies. It is very scenic walking through the rice fields.

Rice Fields on the way to the Temple

At the foot of the hill the paddies end and the real trail begins. Here there’s a big prayer wheel in its little shelter. Where an older person comes to turn the wheel and chants.  Then climbing up the hill is refreshing as trail surrounds pine trees, nice views up and down the valley, but however, weather is clear and hot. At the top tourists can see a lovely Boddhi tree, well-tended gardens, two large prayer wheels in their special shelter, and the gorgeous little temple. Where caretaker greets guest and offers refreshment.

Most Buddhist temples, you walk in the front, there’s open space where people sit to pray or meditate or study, and a big shrine in the back with a serene Sakyamuni Buddha. Here, walking in the north door, you are immediately face-to-multiple-faces with the multiplex wrath of Vajrakilaya, the most wrathful of protective deities. This is a huge sculpture, 15 or 20 feet high, filling the whole room and encased in glass.

The temple of three storied and in each it has different vajrayana teachings. The Phurba teachings, Kagay teachings and the Gongdue teachings. All the statues are in wrathful forms and the wall paintings as well. Most of the paintings and statues you will find in Yab-Yum form. Finally, at the third stairway, and emerge on the temple’s roof! The view is fantastic. And here, at last, is a modestly-sized, classically-posed, golden Sakyamuni Buddha, facing southward toward the sun, peaceful and welcoming. Having survived all the transformational challenges of the wrathful deities, one can truly feel the peace.  The panoramic view of the Punakha valley and the Himalayan mountains are beautiful.

Punakha Valley view from the top of temple

 

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