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Lhuntse Dzong

Lhuntse, Bhutan

Buddhist Temples

About Lhuntse Dzong

Lhuentse Dzong is a dzong and Buddhist monastery in Lhuentse District in eastern Bhutan. It lies on the eastern side of the Kuri Chhu and is perched on a spur at the end of a narrow valley. The Dzong was initially known as Kurtoe in the then-isolated Lhuentse District. It is the ancestral home of the House of Wangchuck.



Attractions near Lhuntse Dzong

Bomdeling Wildlife Sanctuary30.78km from Lhuntse Dzong

Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the North Eastern part of Bhutan. The revision of Protected Area System in 1993, merged Kulong Chhu Wildlife Sanctuary and the Bumdeling conservation area and gazetted in 1994 to be called as Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary. It has an area of 1520.61 km2 .

Chorten Kora stupa was built by Lama Ngawang Loday in 1740 where the demon was subdued and it was designed similar to Nepal’s Boudhanath stupa. The festival call Chorten Kora is different from any other festival in Bhutan as there are no dances yet lots of people gather to rejoice the festival from all over Eastern Bhutan and from east-west part of India .

Thrumshing La34.81km from Lhuntse Dzong

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.

Ura Lhakhang34.9km from Lhuntse Dzong

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.

Membartsho39.54km from Lhuntse Dzong

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

Ngala Lhakhang42.62km from Lhuntse Dzong

Ngang Lhakhang is a Buddhist monastery in the Choekhor Valley of central Bhutan. It is located not for from Draphe Dzong, which was the residence of the Choekhor Penlop who was ruling the valley before the Drukpa conquest in the 17th century. Also known as the "Swan temple", Ngang lies on the right side of the valley. It is a private temple, built in the 16th century by a Tibetan lama named Namkha Samdrip

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It is one of the 20 dzongkhag (districts) comprising Bhutan. It consists of 2506 households. Blessed with so many beautiful places and is one of the popular tourist attractions in Bhutan.