Kyichu Lhakhang

Tel: +975 77 88 54 74

Address: Paro, Bhutan

Fans who have followed the news of the huge wedding of movie stars Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Carina Lau Kar-ling should recognise this old temple - Kyichu Lhakhang. It was where the couple took their wedding pictures. Built in the 7th century A.D, Kyichu Lhakhang owns a unique position in Bhutan and is an essential venue for many royal ceremonies.

In the legend, Princess Wencheng, a geomancy expert, observed that the mountains and landform resembled a demoness lying on the side. For the sake of the prosperity of Tibet, she advised King Songtsän Gampo of Tibet to build temples to suppress the evil spirit. Kyichu Lhakhang was one of the 108 temples built in the Tibetan area. In Kyichu Lhakhang, the collection of numerous historical relics and Buddhist classics is awe-inspiring.