around Bumthang


Thangbi Gompa
   Thangbi Gompa is situated in the middle of a wide fertile plateau overlooking a river.This 14th century gompa comprises two sanctuaries and a temple. The sanctuary on the ground floor contains statues of the past, present and future Buddhas and clay statues probably dating to the end of the 15th century.

Ngang Lhakhang
   This temple is a few hours walk from Thangbi Gompa, situated about 100m above the valley floor in the small region of Ngang Yule. The present temple was built in the 15th century. A three day festival is held here each winter, with masked dances in honor of the founder of the temple.

Ura valley
   The drive from Jakar to Ura is about one and a half hours long. The road crosses Ura-la pass, on the approach to which there is a magnificent view of Mt. Gangkar Puensum. Above Ura village there is a new temple is dedicated to Guru Rinpoche containing a huge statue of the Guru and remarkable wall paintings of the cycle of his teachings.

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