Nyimalung Monastery

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Nyimalung Monastery
Nyimalung Monastery is located in Bhutan
Nyimalung Monastery
Nyimalung Monastery
Location within Bhutan
Coordinates 27°29′50″N 90°44′49″E / 27.49722°N 90.74694°E / 27.49722; 90.74694Coordinates: 27°29′50″N 90°44′49″E / 27.49722°N 90.74694°E / 27.49722; 90.74694
Monastery information
Location Prakhar, Bhutan
Founded by Doring Trulku
Founded 1938
Date renovated 2002
Type Tibetan Buddhist
Sect Nyingmapa
Number of monks 100

Nyimalung Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in central Bhutan, not far from Prakhar. The monastery was founded by Doring Trulku in 1938, a lama who originally came from Dartesedo in Kham in eastern Tibet. The monastery underwent restoration in 2002. The monastery, home to around 100 monks is especially noted for its talented musicians and its large thangka, devoted by the Japanese, which attracts pilgrims to a festival in the 5th lunar month.[1]


  1. ^ Pommaret, Francoise (2006). Bhutan Himalayan Mountains Kingdom (5th edition). Odyssey Books and Guides. pp. 224–225.