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This region that spans from 2,600-4,500m is the religious heartland of the nation and home to some of its oldest Buddhist temples and monasteries. Tales of Guru Padmasambhava and the tertons (“religious treasure-discoverers”) still linger in this sacred region. The district is sub-divided into the four blocks of Chokhor, Chumey, Tang and Ura. The valleys are broad and gentle carved by the ancient glaciers. The wide and scenic valleys draw a large number of tourists each year.
- Located across the river from Kurje Lhakhang, this temple was founded in 1501 by Terton…
- The Jakar Dzong or the “Castle of the White Bird” dominates the Chamkhar valley and over…
- Located further along the valley, Kurje Lhakhang comprises three temples. The one on the right was…