Articles in Monasteries & Temples for Bumthang

Specificities of Monasteries and Temples in Bumthang

Monasteries (gonpa) are made up of several buildings, including monks’ quarters, study rooms, meditation retreats, kitchen and one or more […]

Ura Mang Gi Lhakhang

History The village of Ura, called Ura Makrong, is on the right side of the main road as one travels […]

Dawathang Lhakhang

Description 5 kms north of the district headquarter and 500m north of Kurje hidden, stands the small one-storied temple of […]

Lugi Rawa Lhakhang

Description From the end of the rough road going to Dhur, it takes two and half hours uphill to reach […]

Padmasambhava Lhakhang

Description 5 kms north of the district headquarter and 500m north of Tamshing lhakhang on a hill 100 m above […]

Ngang Lhakhang

Description A motorable road leading north to the upper Chhoekhor valley has been constructed. The road passes in front of […]

Petsheling Gonpa

Description Petsheling “The lotus grove” is in the mountain high up above the Swiss farm and Bapalathang. It takes 3 […]

Sekhar Dratshang

Description Small building 2 kms north of the district headquarter; between the hospital and the Wangducholing palace along the main […]

Shugdrag

Description Temple in a rock face on the left bank of the river about 1h30 mns walk from Thangbi, in […]

Chakhar “The Iron castle” lhakhang

Description Chakhar is located the east of the new town Dekiling and Jampa Lhakhang, on the edge of the plateau […]

Zhabjethang Lhakhang

Description The temple is a two-storey structure which looks like a house but with the red band and a row […]

Shingkhar Lhakhang

Description The temple resembles a large two storey stone house in the middle of the village and is preceded by […]

Shinyer Lhakhang

Description The temple resembles a large two storey stone house in the middle of the village. History A chorten is […]

Wangthang Lhakhang

Description Two temples similar to houses and several smaller buildings used by the religious practitioners History The oldest temple was […]

Sombrang (Sumthrang) Lhakhang

Description Sombrang is surrounded with five sacred significant spots: A cliff like a piled text at north, conch shaped landscape […]

Tangsibi Lhakhang

Description The temple is a huge stone house three storeys high just below the highway. History The Treasure discoverer Sherab […]

Gaden Lhakhang

Description This temple looks like a big stone house with a chorten and a prayer wall nearby. History The story […]

Sarmet Lhakhang

Description This temple is a small village temple, at the bottom of a rock. History It might have been built […]

Narut Lhakhang

Description This temple is a small village temple, at the bottom of a rock and is not in very good […]

Kunzangdra Gonpa

Description Apart from Pema Lingpa’s living quarters which are now the gonkhang, the temple of the protective deity Gonpo Maning, […]

Thowadra gonpa

Description Thowadra ‘s position is spectacular and similar to Taktsang in the Paro valley. It is made of a main […]

Tag Rimocen Lhakhang

Description This temple is built at the foot on a cliff or rock which has numerous marks which looks like […]

Namkhai (Chutoe) Lhakhang

History The founder of the temple is a lama from central Tibet, Namkhai Samdrup, of the Shangpa Kagyu tradition who […]

Langmalung Lhakhang

Description The temple is on the right bank of the Tang river, 10 mns walk from the end of the […]

Choejam Lhakhang

Description The temple is in the middle of the village of Choejam above the village of Kyizum on the left […]

  • About Bumthang

    • Bumthang

      Bumthang is the name given to the area encompassing four valleys: Chhume, Chhoekhor, Tang and Ura. Their altitudes vary from […]