Thangthong Dewachen Nunnery, Thimphu

#7 of 7 in Historic Sites in Thimphu
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Drupthob Thangtong Dewachen Nunnery is most popularly known as Zilukha Anim Dratshang and is located on a gentle slope overlooking the Thimphu Valley. It has, over recent times, become one of the most visited cultural heritage site and spiritual centre by foreign visitors/tourists as well as the local people.

It was built in 1976 by the 16th emanation/reincarnation of Thangtong Gyalpo, Drubthob Rikey Jadrel. The nunnery, with a strength of about 60 nuns, is well-known for providing spiritual needs of the community and undertakes continuous activities for the wellbeing and benefit of the people.

We welcome all to our humble Palace of Compassion
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  • This nunnery is also known as Zilukha Nunnery. The Nunnery is located in a serene location, and has a section wherein you can light a candle yourself (free of charge) and do prayers, with the hope...  more »
  • We took a short visit to this amazing nunnery whilst waiting for the evening opening time of Tashichho Dzong. It is a few minutes drive up the hill and affords an amazing view back down to the Dzong.....  more »
  • Nice medium size nunnery. Peaceful place.
  • Interesting architecture.

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