Visit the oldest temple in Thimphu - Changangkha Lhakhang
Being a top choice Buddhist temple in Thimphu, the Changangkha Lhakhang - the oldest temple in the capital city, plays an important role in the spiritual life of Bhutanese in general and people of Thimphu in particular, especially families having newborns or young children. The temple is built in the 12 century, high up on a hillock right in the city centre and its location is chosen by Lama Phajo Drukgom Shigpo, a reverable saint in Bhutan. It is said that the temple's protector deity, Tamdin, blesses the child and the Changangkha Lhakhang itself is also regarded as the spiritual home of Children. Hence everyone in Bhutan comes here with their kids to get the deity's blessing through rituals given by the monks. Newborns brought here will be even bestowed a name besides being blessed. Rather than extremely enormous and magnificent, this wish-fulfilling temple awes the visitors by its simple yet beautiful set with happy and positive vibes. If you're finding a place helping you learn more about the Bhutanese's ways of life, the Changangkha Lhakhang is a must in your bucket list when in Thimphu.