A MAN who has traveled to more than 100 countries recently revealed the strangest place he has ever visited.
25-year-old travel influencer Daniel Pinto has visited 121 countries including Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Bhutan.
On a recent trip to Bhutan, Daniel visited the small village of Sopsokha, also known as the country’s “phallic village.”
After visiting the village, Daniel described it as the strangest place he had ever been.
Located in the western part of Bhutan, the buildings and sculptures of the village are decorated with penis symbols and works of art.
Daniel from Viseu, Portugal, told SWNS: “It’s a very beautiful traditional Bhutanese village surrounded by rice fields, but the closer you get, the stranger it gets.”
“The temple itself is just as strange. A giant golden Buddha in the center, surrounded by phalluses of all shapes and sizes.”
Sopsokha is also home to the temple of Chimi Lhakhang, known as the Temple of.
Many families make pilgrimages to the temple, and women wishing to become pregnant are given a wooden phallus and asked to walk around the temple three times.
Many people in Bhutan have the sacred phallic symbols in their homes to aid fertility.
Daniel added: “In the temple you will also find pictures of success stories of couples who had difficulty getting pregnant, then went to the village and became pregnant shortly after.”
“Unfortunately you can’t take cameras or phones into any temple in Bhutan – so no photos from the inside.”
“I was only there for a few hours, which is enough. I walked around, saw the temple and had lunch.”
Visitors to the village can also purchase a phallic-inspired souvenir.
Daniel explained: “The most interesting thing is definitely the gift shop, which sells penis dolls of all shapes, sizes and colors.”
“There were T-shirts, posters and literally anything you could imagine shaped like a penis.”
“Many Bhutanese will have a penis in their house that they bought from this village.”
Due to strict tourism restrictions in Bhutan, Daniel had to be accompanied by a government official during his trip.
Since his visit to Bhutan, Daniel has also been to Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
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