Karbandi Monastery Phuentsholing, Bhutan – A Complete Information

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Are you curious to know about Karbandi Monastery? Let me tell you the complete information about Karbandi Monastery.

Phuentsholing is situated in the western part of Bhutan and about 250 kilometers from Thimphu. It is a small and beautiful town and the place where Buddhism first took hold in Bhutan.

A number of monasteries naturally beautify the landscape. A mixture of the Bhutanese and Indian cultures can be observed in the town, which can easily be covered by foot. Several Indian pilgrims visit the Gompa.

phuentsholing market

The Kharbandi Gompa monastery is located amongst a garden of tropical plants and flowers. It was set up in 1967 by the Royal Grandmother, Ashi Phuntsho Chodron.

zangto pelri lhakhang Phuentsholing bhutan

One can visit the Gompa to see the statues of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Guru Rimpoche along with paintings portraying scenes from the life of Lord Buddha. The monastery garden provides great views of the Phuentsholing town and the plains of West Bengal.

Kharbandi Gompa Front Phuentsholing bhutan

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3 Responses

  1. Anyone travelling to bhutan from P/ling, must see this monastery. If you are staying overnight in phuentsholing or jaigaon it is worth doing a morning trek to this monastery.

  2. the whole town of phuentsholing can be seen from here. A beautiful place indeed!

  3. My hometown is Jaigoan and this place is one of the most beautiful part of Phuentsholing Bhutan.We often take our guest to visit here whenever they come for holidays.