Perched on a small mountain lies the Changangkha lhakhang overlooking the Thimphu Valley. It was established in the 12th century on the site chosen by Phajo Drugom Zhigpo. Devotees flock to the temple throughout the day to turn the prayer wheels.
The local people visit Changangkha Lhakhang to get the names for their newborn babies and also to seek protection from the Local deity namely Tamdrin.
The place has a calming effect. You can get a good view of Thimphu valley from here. There are many things that you can do here. You can offer the wine to the deity, light a butter lamp or offer milk to the Naga Goddess.
The inner sanctum of the temple is dedicated to Avolokiteshvara , the god of compassion. The statue of Avalokiteshvara is supposed to be self emanating. It also contains beautiful wall paintings and hundreds of religious scriptures written in gold.