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Ura Lhakhang

Bumthang - Ura Hwy, Ura, Bhutan

Buddhist Temples

About Ura Lhakhang

Ura Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in Bhutan.  The Ura Lhakhang is situated in the middle of Ura village in Bumthang. The temple is about the size of the National library at Kawajangsa Thimphu. It was built in 1986 on the site of an old temple which was in a bad condition. It is a two-story temple constructed in a traditional Bhutanese style and is dedicated to Guru Rimpoche, it also houses three sanctuaries.



Attractions near Ura Lhakhang

Membartsho11.36km from Ura Lhakhang

Membartsho is a holy site, revered as the place where Pema Lingpa, Bhutan's greatest tertön , discovered several of Guru Rinpoche's terma in the 15th century. The pool in the Tang Valley, near Bumthang in central Bhutan, is known locally as the Burning Lake. The lake is renowned for its beauty, serenity and spiritual significance

Thrumshing La12.44km from Ura Lhakhang

Thrumshing La, also called Thrumshingla Pass and Donga Pass, is the second-highest mountain pass in Bhutan, connecting its central and eastern regions across the otherwise impregnable Donga range that has separated populations for centuries. The pass is often closed during winter due to heavy snowfall. It is one of the major tourist attractions in Bhutan.

Jambey Lhakhang19.95km from Ura Lhakhang

The Jampa Temple or Temple of Maitreya is located in Bumthang in Bhutan, and is said to be one of the 108 temples built by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo in 659 CE on a single day, to pin down an ogress to earth forever.

Könchogsum Lhakhang20.13km from Ura Lhakhang

Könchogsum Lhakhang, also known as Tsilung, is a Buddhist monastery in central Bhutan. The temple was founded, according to the saint Pema Lingpa as far back as the 8th century and in 1039, Bonpo Dragtshel, a tertön, discovered texts which had been buried by Padmasambhava in this location. According to legend, the king of the water deities was said to have risen out of the lake beneath the temple and offered Dragtshel a stone pillar and scroll.

Tamshing Lhakhang20.39km from Ura Lhakhang

Tamzhing Lhündrup Monastery  in Bumthang District in central Bhutan is a Nyingma gompa in Bhutan. Its temple and monastery are remarkable for their direct connection to the Bhutanese tertön and saint, Pema Lingpa  and his tulkus. It is now the seat of Sungtrul Rinpoche, the current speech incarnation of Pema Lingpa.

Kurjey Lhakhang20.96km from Ura Lhakhang

Kurjey Lhakang also known as the Kurjey Monastery, is located in the Bumthang valley in the Bumthang district of Bhutan. This is the final resting place of the remains of the first three Kings of Bhutan. Also, a large tree behind one of the temple buildings is believed to be a terma that was left there by Padmasambhava.

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One of the beautiful districts in 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 , although occasionally the entire district is referred to as Bumthang valley.