Kyichu Lhakhang is one of the oldest and most sacred temples in Bhutan located in Paro. The construction of the temple dates back to the 7th century before the arrival of Guru Rinpoche in Bhutan. The legend has it that Emperor Songtsen Gampo built 108 such temples over the Himalayan ranges within one day through his supernatural power to suppress a giant ogress that was preventing the spread of the Buddha Dharma.
Kyichu Lhakhang , Paro is believed to have been built on the left foot of the lying giant ogress.Kyichu Lhakhang is composed of twin temples. The first temple was built in the 7th century and in 1968, H.M. Ashi Kesang, the Queen Mother of Bhutan, arranged for a second temple to be built alongside the first one , in the same style.
Apart from the fascinating legends connected to the construction of the temple; the temple attracts many pilgrims chanting mantras and prayers in deep devotion while circumambulating the temple.