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Burning Lake, Bumthang

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Enjoy a visit to the sacred site of Burning Lake, a calm, wider part of the narrow Tang Chu river stream. Buddhists revere the area, believing that Guru Rimpoche had hidden a religious treasure here, found in the 15th century by a Buddhist teacher. Brave the downhill hike to the water, where you can take in the spiritual atmosphere and scenic forest surroundings. Don't get too close to the ledge, as it is dangerous to fall in due to the river's strong rapids. Put Burning Lake into our Bumthang vacation route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Bumthang.
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  • nice short walk to River Gorge decorated with numerous colourful flags, beautiful rock formations quiet place to finish the day or have a picnic
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  • Is said to have jumped into the river Saint Pema, a Treasury and treasure brought back from there. Therefore here as a holy place many people visiting it. After it rains when I visited was so bad footing is slippery. We feel like doing and how the air with lush greenery and river.
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  • Not far from the town center, guess around 20/30 minutes drive. It's a low waterfall and a lake inside a forest. The place is very sacred for Bhutanese people so please respect.  more »