Visit Kyichu Temple - one of the oldest temples in the Buddhist Himalayas
Originally built in the 7th century, Kyichu Temple (or Kyichu Lhakhang Temple) is regarded as one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Bhutan. Legend has it the temple was intentionally constructed to halt a giant female ogre from preventing the spread of Buddhism across Tibet. Kyichu Temple has been through several renovations before owning the current impressively majestic structure. The main entrance door is covered with gold while the wooden floor of the main temple is adorned with turquoise and other precious gems and stones. Kyichu Temple also saves many ancient relics and even has a chorten containing the ashes of the Queen Mother's spiritual teacher. Due to its sacred history, this is known to be an important religious site for worship in the country. Visitors coming here can commonly see elderly pilgrims or prostrators slowly walking around the temple and spinning prayer wheels, which make the temple seems to be more charming to foreigners.