The elegant Tachog Lhakhang is cuddled on the hills of Isuna village between the Thimphu-Paro Highway.
It is one of Bhutan’s ultimate tourist destination
A brief history of Tachog Lhakhang
The prominent Tachog Monastery was built by Buddhist saint Thangtong Gyalpo in 1420.
When he was in Tibet, he builds an enormous iron bridge that helps to combine villages together.
Due to his popularity by building an iron chain bridge, he was invited by the chieftain/ local leader of Paro to build the Tachog monastery.
Moreover, other stories reveal that when he was meditating in Phudro Goemba.
He had an extraordinary vision of the white horse (emanation of lord cherinzig) the Buddha of compassion, where Tachog Lhakhang was built.
Important relics found in Tachog Lhakhang
The main relics found inside the Tachog monastery are a statue of Buddha, zhabdrung Rinpoche and the statue of Ugyen Guru Rinpoche.
You can also find the sacred stick of Lam Thangtong Gyalpo.
When you visit the main temple inside, you can find mounds of Buddhist kanjur and tenjur (Vajrayana teaching of Buddha)
How to reach Tachog Lhakhag (Complete Guide)
You can discuss with your guide about visiting the monastery.
I guess most of Bhutan’s tour operator has a program on your itinerary about Tachog Lhakhang.
The picturesque views of Tachog monastery, the long iron suspension bridge above Paro Chu(rivers), girded by huge mountains and lovely prayers flags make your Bhutan sightseeing really memorial.
Presently Tachog monastery is looked after by descendants of lam Dawa Zangpo, son of Thangtong Gyalpo.
Note: Please don’t make your visit during holidays or Thimphu/ Paro tsechu, since Lhakhang will be closed.
Tachog lhakhang visiting hours
There is no fixed time schedule to visit the le but I recommend you to visit during morning hours from 9 am- 5 pm.