Samlha Tours & Travels

Memorial Chorten

The word “chorten” translates to “seat of faith,” and the structure itself is a significant part of Bhutanese culture. Throughout the day, you can see various Buddhists walking around the chorten. Due to its architectural design and close ties to Bhutan’s vibrant culture, the chorten also draws lots of tourists from all over the world. The whitewashed chorten contains elaborately painted annexes facing the cardinal directions, a golden finial that catches the sun, complex mandalas, statues, and a shrine for the beloved king. This monument does not contain any human remains, unlike other typical stupas. In the enormous hall on the ground level, there is only one picture of Druk Gyalpo dressed in traditional Bhutanese garb.

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