Dechen Phodrang Monastery, Thimphu City: How To Reach, Best Time &

About Dechen Phodrang Monastery

Dechen Phodrang Monastery, located in the north part of Thimphu. The meaning of Dechen Phodrang is “Palace of Great Bliss”. For the people who are interested in history and paintings, the monastery has paintings that date back to the 12th century and it is one of the amazing places to see in Thimpu.

The monastery also houses a statue of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, who was popularly called the ‘Bearded Lama". Since 1971, the Dechen Phodrang Monastery is a monastic school where around 300 monks seek education. Located in the north end of Thimphu, Dechen Phodrang is situated on the site of a 12th century dzong. 

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