Thangthong Dewachen Nunnery

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Thangthong Dewachen Nunnery
Monastery information
Location Bhutan
Founded by Drubthob Rikey Jadrel, the 16th emanation of Thangtong Gyalpo
Founded 1976
Type Tibetan Buddhist

Thangthong Dewachen Nunnery is a Buddhist monastery in the small Himalayan country of Bhutan. The nunnery is located in Zilukha, Thimphu overlooking Tashichodzong and is a few minutes’ drive from the town.[1] It is popularly known as the Zilukha Anim Dratshang. It was built in 1976 by the 16th emanation of Thangtong Gyalpo, Drubthob Rikey Jadrel. Currently, the nunnery is home to about 60 nuns.[2]

Note: The spelling of "Thangthong" might alternatively appear as "Thangtong" in different articles and websites.

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