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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. Make Kurje Lhakhang part of your personalized Bumthang itinerary using our Bumthang tour planner.
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  • impossible to visit the cave where he meditated Guru Rimpoche...ne in the morning talking in the afternoon ... the monks shake their heads, and they do not understand anything. Shake their heads also guides, who speak them in bhutanese ... you do not understand why you take, you only visit the courtyard. Maybe I was unlucky, insist!
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  • A series of 3 temples dedicated to Guru Rinpoche - one of the most revered Gurus in Bhutan. The folklore about the temples is very interesting. The place is also a scared area for all monks who do hig...  more »
  • We had the chance to talk to the monk in charge who even invited us to his room got tea. It was an extremely surreal experience. We also managed to see the body print of Guru Rinpoche which he left be...  more »
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  • Located in the bumthang valley
  • The monastery dedicated to guru Rinpoche is superb and deserves a visit
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  • The Dzong is built on the site of the fight Guru Rimpoche local demon. The stone left imprints his body traces of meditation.
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