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Changangkha Lhakhang

Changangkha Lhakhang
Changangkha Lhakhang

Changangkha Lhakhang (Changangkha Lhakhang Footpath, near Thegchhen Lam, Thimphu) – built in the 12th century, this fortress-like monastery is a favored sightseeing spot in the capital. Perched on a ridge beside Motithang Takin Preserve Changangkha Lhakhang, this monastery is divided into three parts. The first part is dedicated to those who have devoted their lives to learn the sacred Buddhist teachings. The other two parts of Changangkha Lhakhang consists of an inner sanctum with the remains of Guru Rinpoche and meditation hall for monks. This monastery also houses the statue of Zabdrung Ngawang Namgyal (the unifier of Bhutan).