Chimi Lhakhang stands atop a small hillock in the Lobesa village of Punakha valley. The temple was built by saint Ngawang Choegyal in 1499 after the site was blessed by Lam Drukpa Kunley popularly known as the Divine Mad Monk. Legend has it that Lam Drukpa Kuenley subdued the demoness of the Dochu La Pass with his "Magic Thunderbolt of Wisdom" at the spot where a black stupa stands outside the temple. The trail from Dochula Pass to Chimi Lhakhang which was followed by the Divine Mad Monk chasing the demoness is now a popular cycling and hiking trail called “The Trail of the Divine Madman”.
A wood effigy of the lama's thunderbolt is preserved at the Chimi Lhakhang, and childless women go to the temple to receive a Wang (blessing). It is an interesting place to visit and discover a whole new culture & learn of the tales connected to the phallus painting on the walls of houses.