Lhakhang Nagpo

Lhakhang Nagpo (also known as “Black Temple”) is a sacred Buddhist temple located in the Haa Valley of Bhutan. It is one of two temples that make up the Lhakhang Karpo complex, which also includes the Lhakhang Karpo (White Temple).

Lhakhang Nagpo is believed to have been built in the 7th century and is considered one of the oldest and most important temples in Bhutan. The temple is dedicated to the protective deity Yeshe Gonpo, who is believed to protect the local people from harm and evil spirits.

The temple is known for its stunning architecture and intricate wood carvings, which depict various Buddhist deities and symbols. Inside the temple, there are several sacred relics and statues, including a statue of Guru Rinpoche, an important figure in Bhutanese Buddhism.

Lhakhang Nagpo 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.