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pearl

I guess past lives are true as when I met the principle of the school there (it is a home for... read more

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Tzveta S
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Beautiful Monestry

Bhutan is a loand of Monasteries and this one is really a good addition to it. Its peaceful and... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
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It takes about three hours to hike from Thimphu to this monastery, a popular destination for its statues and views.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess past lives are true as when I met the principle of the school there (it is a home for underprivileged kids) I couldn't stop crying. Personal story on the side: it is an amazing place. Stay overnight: the 5am view is worth it!...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Tzveta S
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Bhutan is a loand of Monasteries and this one is really a good addition to it. Its peaceful and serene.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

Take a hike to Phajoding Monastery which is a hike uphill from the Thimphu City. It takes you up the mountain trails and its about a 4 - 7 hour walk depending on your physical condition. It is also possible to visit this place when...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank bhutanlhayul
Reviewed 10 June 2018

It was a little under construction, but still beautiful! The hike is pretty easy and there weren't many people which made it nice and peaceful! I would recommend visiting if you have the time!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Travis B
Reviewed 23 May 2018

Being located quite far away from road head, we considered as sacred place for meditation and long retreat house. The great Phajo Drukgom Zhigpo was the founder of this place and it has story of rich local leader who was reborn as snake guarding his...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

fresh air over the mountain, you can enjoy the seen of mountains of Bhutan over the hills and will have good hiking if you go for hiking over the phajoding

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Phajoding is beautiful not just for its outstanding traditional Bhutanese architecture but for its mission: to empower disadvantaged youth. Worth a visit

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Arxitexter
Reviewed 25 September 2017

There are lots of monastery in Bhutan and this is one of those. Near Thimphu town which will require a bit of walking but if you are a die-hard monastery visitor then recommended.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

After a long trek, you come up to this place, but it is worth every calorie spent on the way up. Serenity and peace prevails; photography not allowed.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Pradeep K
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Phajoding is one of the places I can visit over and over again and not get enough. A very important historical site, its 3 hours uphill trek from Thimphu. Though the climb is quite tough, the cleanliness, the friendliness of the monks and spectacular view...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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