Kurje Lhakhang, Bumthang

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The resting place of the first three kings of Bhutan, Kurje Lhakhang remains one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the country. Constructed in the 8th century, the impressive temple complex features three main structures and affords a serene exploratory experience. Remember that this is a sacred site, so you'll have to dress respectably or you will not be granted entry. Plan your visit to Kurje Lhakhang and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Bumthang trip builder .
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  • August 13, 2017
    Located near the river 3 buildings with beautiful wood Windows are often found Oriel Windows and decorations like in Bhutan
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  • June 14, 2017
    at least if you have only one full day on Bhumtang take a break and walk till overthere there is 2 monasteries the landscapes and nature scenaries are just georgous the Moncks songs are so spiritual  more »
  • May 29, 2017
    Biara ini sangat cantik, walaupun arsitekturnya mirip2 dengan yang lain. D I sini tempat guru Rinpoche bermeditasi.  more »
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  • May 23, 2017
    Quiet place. Inside is very beautiful compared to some of the Lhakhangs visited so far. Intricate and colourful designs all around. Must be on yr tour itenary.
  • June 4, 2017
    Kurji is 1of d secred plac wer Guru Rimpoche meditate durin 8th century
  • January 6, 2017
    A night view of the sacred monastery where Guru Padmasambhava left his body imprint in the cave.
  • March 7, 2017
    Feels very incredible
  • July 5, 2017
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