Samlha Tours & Travels

Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten

Khamsum Yulley Namgyal was built in exact conformity with conventional teachings, despite its recent construction. The four-story, pagoda-style stupa and the numerous smaller pagodas that surround it, some of which include prayer wheels, were constructed by Bhutanese carpenters, painters, and sculptors over nine years. Khamsum Yulley Namgyal was constructed with a very clear purpose in mind. It was commissioned by Her Majesty, Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck, and is dedicated to the welfare of the Kingdom. Visitors must cross the Punakha Suspension Bridge and trek up across the rice terraces for 15 to 20 minutes to reach the Chorten, which is positioned atop Yambesa Hill. The Temple is a wonderful representation of Bhutanese culture.

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