One of the most elaborately built temples in Bhutan, it was commissioned by the Queen Mother of the 5th King. This temple was built to promote peace in the world and has the frescoes of Buddhist teachers & deities. It took some 10 years to be completed and is a fine specimen of Bhutanese architecture.
It offers some great views of countryside to the traveller, being situated on a narrow ridge - something typical of many Bhutanese dzongs and monasteries.
1. Once back at the riverhead after the walk back from the temple, one can choose to walk along the river, passing through some farms and small villages. This trail comes out near the dzong and takes coupla hours. It is a really nice walk.
When to go
How to reach
It is around a 30km drive from Punakha town. Then there is another uphill walk that takes close to one hour. It is pretty idyllic however.