Chimi Lhakhang

Chimi Lhakhang is situated on a hillock in the centre of the valley, is dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley, who in the late 15th century used humour, songs and outrageous behaviour to dramatize his teachings and due to this also known as ‘Divine Madman’. This temple is also known as the temple of fertility. It is widely believed that couples who do not have children and wanting one, if they pray at this temple, they are usually blessed with a child very soon. It is an half an hour leisurely walk across a local village, rice fields from the road to the temple. It then follows a tiny stream downhill to Yoaka and across more fields before making a short climb to Chimi Lhakhang. There are few young monks at the temple, which is surrounded by a row of prayer wheels and some very beautiful slate carvings.