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Könchogsum Lhakhang

Coordinates: 27°35′07″N 90°44′21″E / 27.58528°N 90.73917°E / 27.58528; 90.73917
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Könchogsum Lhakhang
Courtyard of Konchogsum Lhakhang
AffiliationTibetan Buddhism
Könchogsum Lhakhang is located in Bhutan
Könchogsum Lhakhang
Location within Bhutan
Geographic coordinates27°35′07″N 90°44′21″E / 27.58528°N 90.73917°E / 27.58528; 90.73917
Date established8th century

Könchogsum Lhakhang, also known as Tsilung, is a Buddhist monastery in central Bhutan.


According to Pema Lingpa, the temple was founded as far back as the 8th century.

In February 2010, Könchogsum Lhakhang was severely damaged by fire[1] and has since been rebuilt.[2] The new temple and monastery was consecrated in November 2014.


The temple contains a statue of Vairocana in its main sanctuary and statues of Padmasambhava, Avalokiteśvara, and paintings of Pema Lingpa and Longchenpa.[3]


  1. ^ "Bumthang - Kenchosum lhakhang". RA Online. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Kenchosum Monastery – Rigzin Pema Lingpa Foundations".
  3. ^ Pommaret (2006), p. 229.

Works cited[edit]

  • Pommaret, Francoise (2006). Bhutan Himalayan Mountains Kingdom (5th ed.). Odyssey Books and Guides.

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