Articles in Sites and Structures for Bumthang

Specificities of Dzongs and Palaces in Bumthang

According to tradition, Bumthang was one of the valleys where the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo (7th c.) built one temple, […]

Domkar Palace

Description Domkhar dzong/palace is located just above the village of Domkhar (cf. Domkhar tsechu) on the left bank of the […]

Prakhar Palace

Description Prakhar, or Pra, is a picturesque village in the Chhume valley, perched on a small plateau located at the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wangdu Choling Palace

Description At the altitude of 2600 meters, Wangdu Choling is located 1 km to the north-east of Jakar dzong slightly […]

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  • About Bumthang

    • Bumthang

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