Lhakhang Karpo

Lhakhang Karpo is a sacred Buddhist temple located in the Punakha district of Bhutan. It is one of two temples that make up the Punakha Dzong, a fortress and monastery complex built in 1637.

Lhakhang Karpo, which means “White Temple” in the local language, is known for its stunning architecture and intricate wood carvings. It is considered a masterpiece of Bhutanese art and is revered as one of the most important religious sites in the country.

The temple houses several sacred relics and statues, including a statue of Buddha Shakyamuni and a statue of Guru Rinpoche, an important figure in Bhutanese Buddhism. The interior of the temple is adorned with elaborate murals depicting Buddhist deities and stories from Buddhist mythology.

Lhakhang Karpo is open to visitors and is a popular destination for tourists and pilgrims alike. Visitors are asked to dress modestly and to remove their shoes before entering the temple.