Dechen Phrodrang meaning “Palace of nice Bliss” is a Buddhist cloister in Thimphu, Bhutan. It is located to the north of town.
In 1971 it became a monastic school and presently it has 450 student monks listed in eight-year courses with a workers of fifteen. The monastery contains a range of vital historical Bhutanese artifacts together with twelfth century paintings monitored by United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization and a noted sculpture of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal on the higher floor.In the downstairs chapel, there is a central Sakyamuni Buddha.
- AddressDechen Phodrang, Trashiyangtse, Bhutan
- Category Monastery
- Location Trashiyangtse
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