Chimi Lhakhang is otherwise known as the Temple of Fertility. Thousands of Bhutanese visit the temple when they want to start a family. It is here that you see countless phallic images on the local houses, all linked with the idea of fertility, and to drive away the evil eye and malicious gossip. The story goes that a demoness who had been playing havoc in the Punakha valley, transformed herself into a black dog to escape the wrath of Drukpa Kuenlay, the Divine Madman. However, he caught the dog and buried it, building a chorten over it and prophesying that a temple would one day be consecrated over it. True to the prophecy, his brother, Lam Ngawang Chogyal, built Chimi Lhakhang in 1456 on a hillock in the centre of the valley below Metshina. You access the temple through a 20-30 minute walk from the village of Lobesa.