Bhutan, the scenically blessed kingdom has allured travelers from around the globe with its grandiose vista of the mountainous valleys and ancient legend about flying tigers and Chorten. The beautiful kingdom is dotted with magnificent monasteries and Zangto Pelri Lhakhang is one of them. Situated near the weekend market of the southern border town Phuentsholing is the tallest monastery of the district Zangto Pelri Lhakhang. Built in 1990 under the commandment of Dasho Aku Tongmi, a musician who composed Bhutan’s national anthem, Zangto Pelri Lhakhang is a private chapel. It actually represents the celestial abode of Guru Padmasambhava.
The Bhutanese nation is renowned for taking great pride in showcasing its artistic talent and cultural history through the magnificent dzong and monastic structures. When visiting Zangto Pelri Lhakhang, tourists can observe the skilled artistic talent of the Bhutanese people. Many visitors have been in awe of the three-story Zangto Pelri Lhakhang’s exterior excellent detail at first glimpse. The Lhakhang’s interior is more intriguing and colorful. The Zangto Pelri Lhakhang’s walls and ceiling are decorated with paintings and murals that show scenes from the life of Buddha, and each floor is home to a different deity.
On the ground floor, visitors will find statues of the eight manifestations of Guru Rinpoche or the eight principal forms that he assumed at different points in his life. On the upper floor, they will find eight Bodhisattvas and statues of Avalokiteshvara and Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal while the top floor of Zangto Pelri Lhakhang houses the main statue of Amitabha. After observing every floor and corridor of Lhakhang, visitors can take a stroll around the well-manicured garden surrounded by miniature prayer wheels. There are generally pilgrims there to pay their homage, spinning the prayer wheels that send their prayers spiraling up into the heavens.
It’s always interesting to learn about other religions and cultures, and the monasteries are a great source of detailed information for tourists interested in the legend and past events of the Bhutanese region. Visit this genuinely magnificent monastery to gain more knowledge of Bhutan and its culture while taking in the serene atmosphere. The four meters tall statue constructed on the ground floor of the monastery is going to be truly astonishing to watch for the tourists.
The tranquil ambiance and astounding architecture of Zangto Pelri Lhakhang can be relished throughout the year but morning hours during prayer time are considered the best time to visit the Lhakhang. Zangto Pelri Lhakhang remains open for the outsider from 8 am to 6 pm daily. Don’t wait. Visit this magnificent monastery now with the help of Bhutan Holiday’s well-planned holiday tour itinerary. To get a customizable tour plan, call us now or you can even fill up the inquiry form.