Haa: Anyone visiting the Lhakhang Karpo hereafter will be mesmerised by the greenery and beautiful installations in place. Thanks to the renovation work carried out upon the Royal Command of His Majesty The King and to the virtual 6th Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition.
The lhakhang, the abode of the local deity, Ap Chundu is believed to have been built by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo during the 7th century AD. It is said that he released two pigeons, a white and a black one from his consciousness to select the sites to build the temples in Haa. The lhakhang is located at the foothills of the three towering mountains commonly known as Rigsum Gonpo as it was where the white pigeon had landed. It hosts a statute of Tshephamey, the Buddha of Longevity as a principal deity.
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