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Bumthang Valley - Bhutan

  • Bumthang Valley Bumthang District (Dzongkha: བུམ་ཐང་རྫོང་ཁག་; Wylie: Bum-thang rzong-khag) is one of the 20 dzongkhag (districts) comprising Bhutan. It is the most historic dzongkhag if the number of ancient temples and sacred sites is counted. Bumthang consists of the four mountain valleys of Ura, Chumey, Tang and Choekhor ("Bumthang"), although occasionally the entire district is referred to as Bumthang valley.

  • To the eat of Tongsa lies Bumthang valley at the altitude of 2,600 meters, where tales of Guru Padmasambava & his re - incarnations known as Lingpa dominates the holy places. The valley is home to some of the most sacred and the oldest Monasteries in the country. Jambey Lhakhang built by Tibetan King Songten Gembo, incarnation of Buddha of compassion, in the 7th century, is among 108 monasteries built by him to subdue the evil spirit in the Himalayan region. The language spoken in the Bumthang district is known as Bumthangkha. Read More...

  • Places to visit near Darjeeling includes the below places.

    • 1. Kurjey Monastery

      It is located above Jambey Lhakhang, consists of three temples. The first one on the right side being the oldest built in 1652 where Furu Rimpoche meditated in the 8th century. The 2nd Temple is the holiest because this is a site of a cave containing a rock with the imprint of Guru Rimpoche's body. The third temple was built on this holy place by the present Queen Mother of Bhutan.     Read More...

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    • 2. Tamshing Lhakhang

      Located opposite Kurje Lhakhang on other side of the river was founded in 1501 by Terton Pema Lingpa, reincarnation of Guru Padmasambava. The monastery has very interesting religious paintings inside such as thousand Buddhas and twenty one Taras (female form of Buddhisatawa). This temple was later restored at the end of 19th century.     Read More...

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    • 3. Jakar Dzong

      Jakar Dzong is the dzong of the Bumthang District in central Bhutan. It is located on a ridge above Jakar town in the Chamkhar valley of Bumthang. Founded by great grand Father of Shabdrung Nawang Namgyal was initially built as monastery in 1549. The monastery was later rebuilt as Dzong during the time of Shabdrung after he had firmly established his power in 1646.     Read More...

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    • 4. Mongar District

      Mongor is the site of one of Bhutan's newest Dzong built in 1930s following the traditional architectural pattern handed down through times, without any plans on paper or the use of any nails. A visit to the Dzong gives visitors an impression of how over the centuries traditional Bhutanese architecture has continued to exist to this day without any changes.     Read More...

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    • 5. Tashigang District

      In the far east of Bhutan, on the bank of Gamri chu river, lies Tashigang, the Country's largest district. Tashigang Dzong stands on the hill slope below the main street. The Dzong built in 17th century, serves as the Administrative seat for the district & school for the monks. Tashigang once the center of a busy trade with Tibet, is today the junction of the eastwest highway with road.     Read More...

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