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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  • We visited in group with local guide. Only 3 other tourists. As all the Dzongs-chortens we saw: every location has his own story and amazing details to see.  more »
  • Normally its two to three days travelling journey for tourist to reach Bumthang from Paro/ Thimphu. Driving via Wangdue phordrang toward Trongsa, one will come across beautiful landscape and breathtak...  more »
  • We walked through Jakar town and then through a small village before reaching this beautiful temple. The mythological story associated with this temple is also fascinating. If you don't have time, you...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Kurji is 1of d secred plac wer Guru Rimpoche meditate durin 8th century
  • A night view of the sacred monastery where Guru Padmasambhava left his body imprint in the cave.
  • Feels very incredible
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