Architecture of Bhutanse House

8th Century Kurjey Lhakhang (temple) in Bhumthang

Kurje Lhakhang

Kurjey Lhakhang (temple) which is located above Jambey Lhakhang, consists of three temples. The one on the right was built in 1652 on the rock face where Guru meditated in the 8th century. Second temple is built on the site of a cave containing a rock with the imprint of Guru's body and is therefore considered the most holy. The third temple was recently built by the present Royal Queen Mother.

Jambay Lhakhang

Jambey Lhakhang was built in 7th century by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gembo, It is one of the 108 monasteries built by him to subdue evil spirits in the Himalayan region.

Tamshing Lhakhang

It was built in 1501 by Terton Pema Lingpa (a re-incarnation of Guru Padmasambhava) and located opposite Kurje Lhakhang on the other side of the river was founded in 1501 by Terton Pema Lingpa, ]. The Lhakhang has very ancient religious paintings like 1,000 Buddhas and 21 Taras (female form of Bodhisattva). The temple was restored at the end of the 19th century.

Kenchog Sum Lhakhang:

Located in the Chumey valley, the temple was built in 8th century & later restored by Terton Pema Lingpa in 15th century. Legend has it that it is built on a large lake from where he had discovered several treasures.

Ngang Lhakhang:

This Lhakhang is a few hours walk from Tangbi Goenpa and was built in the 15th century by Lama Namkha Samdrup. It used to be the residence of the Choekhor Penlop (ruler of the area). 

Jakar Dzong

Architecture of Bhutanse House

The beautiful Jakar Dzong in Bhumthang valley

It is the administrative center for the Bumthang district. The most popular Tshechu (festival) which is performed mostly at night is held in this Dzong.

 Tangbi Goenpa:

Tangbi Goenpa lies 30 minutes walk on a wide fertile flat terrain overlooking the Chamkhar river. Shamar Rinpoche of the Kagyu religious sect founded it in 1470. It is a two-storied temple, which contains the statues of the past, present and future Buddhas. The entrance hall contains extraordinary paintings of Guru Rinpoche and the Buddha Amitabha’s paradise.

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It is one of the sacred pilgrimage sites of Bhutan where Pema Lingpa discover the treasures   hidden by Guru Padsambhava.

Ura valley:

The Ura valley is about 50 km from Jakar and takes around 90 minutes to drive through open countryside, running into deep forest and green meadows on the hillside. It is a very unique and picturesque village. Time permitting; a visit to the village of Ura will not disappoint.

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