A woman peering from a room at the Kyichu Lhakhang monastery in Paro. This was one of the first photos that I took after we landed in Bhutan a few hours ago. The Kyichu Lhakhang is an important Buddhist temple and one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, originally built in the 7th century by the Tibetan Emperor Songtsen Gampo. In the 8th century the temple was visited by the venerated Indian spiritual master Padmasambhava (Guru Rimpoche). It is believed he concealed many spiritual treasures here. There is a belief that the two orange trees in the courtyard of Kyichu Lhakhang bear fruit throughout the year.


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