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Interesting but one visit is sufficient

An interesting hike along the way to this temple. You will see many souvenir shops but towards the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Geminican
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San Jose
Interesting story

This Temple has been given the name of the fertility temple associated with its mythical powers to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark W
,
Yellowknife, Canada
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Punakha, Bhutan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting hike along the way to this temple. You will see many souvenir shops but towards the last leg of the hike, you will have stairs to climb but not too difficult. The temple is a small one, actually, petite, but attracts many pilgrims....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Temple has been given the name of the fertility temple associated with its mythical powers to help couples who otherwise are having problems conceiving to conceive. This also allowed us to enquire about the many phallic symbols and carvings we had seen throughout Bhutan....More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hike to get to the temple. Not to strenuous, views are amazing. A very peaceful place. Once you reach the temple and proceed to the top floor, the view of the river, with its figure eights is incredible.

Thank lolly616
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By now your guide has explained the 'male models' painted on the facades of houses, hanging over door ways. You have seen the carvings in the shops. This is the fertility temple, the 'Divine Madman' is honoured here, also known as the Saint of 5000...More

Thank ACL3112
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This temple approach will be very nice and you can get breathtaking views on the way. Once you reach the temple a 1 km walk slightly uphill welcomes you .. Great to walk to top slowly and enjoying the Nature

Thank Srinivas_darbha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As part of our Bhutan tour, this was the next stop on the way out of Punakha. Very serene, quiet place where people come mostly to pray for issues related to fertility. The local guides will tell you all the story related to this place...More

Thank Romario1257
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Mad Monk's temple can veveasily reached by walking across rice fields and through the village where houses are decorated with phallus.could be shocking to some of the current 'snowflake' generation, but it reflects an interesting historical story. A short walk from the village to...More

Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were enthralled to hear about the exploits of the Divine Mad Monk with the Phallus as his icon so we decided to visit his temple. We took the shortened version of a visit by using a car to the base of the hill and...More

Thank ErrolGP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a lovely hike across paddy fields to get to this temple and we really enjoyed it. The symbol around these parts to ward off the evil demons is the phallus, and shops abound with wooden effigies accordingly!! This is a nice thing to...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We really enjoyed the walk to the temple more than the temple itself. Walking through the colorful village decorated with phalluses is an interesting entertainment. But if you look around, you can notice that the locals continue their life in spite of the tourists’ invention...More

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ManikGH
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Response from nitintchoksi | Reviewed this property |
No fees are charged. But offerings are put in the temple. The Bhutanese believe that the ritual gives a child to the childless parents. we have not seen any non Bhutanese performing any special ritual except visiting the... More
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