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Kurjey Lhakhang
Bhutan » BTN
Place » Temple

Jakar, Bhutan

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Kurjey Lhakhang is a significant religious site located in the Bumthang Valley in central Bhutan, near the town of Jakar. It holds great religious significance for Bhutanese Buddhists. The temple complex is associated with Guru Rinpoche, also known as Padmasambhava, the Indian saint who played a key role in introducing Buddhism to Bhutan in the 8th century.

Jamphel Lhakhang
Bhutan » BTN
Place » Temple

Jakar, Bhutan

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The Jampa Temple or Temple of Maitreya is located in Bumthang or Jakar in Bhutan, and is said to be one of the 108 temples built by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo in 659 CE on a single day, to pin down an ogress to earth forever.

Kyichu Lhakhang
Bhutan » BTN
Place » Temple

Bhutan

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Kyichu Lhakhang, also known as Kyerchu Temple or Kyichu Monastery, is an ancient and sacred Buddhist temple located in the Paro Valley of Bhutan. It is one of the oldest and most important temples in the country, known for its historical significance and religious importance.

Paro Taktsang
Bhutan » BTN
Place » Temple

Bhutan

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Paro Taktsang, also known as the Tiger's Nest, is a prominent and sacred Buddhist monastery located in the cliffside of the upper Paro Valley in Bhutan. It is one of the most iconic and revered religious sites in Bhutan, perched at an elevation of about 3,120 meters (10,240 feet) above sea level.

Paro Valley
Bhutan » BTN
Place » Tourism

Bhutan

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Paro Valley is one of the most picturesque and culturally significant regions in the Kingdom of Bhutan. Located in the western part of the country, Paro Valley is known for its stunning natural beauty, historical and religious sites, and as the location of Bhutan's only international airport, Paro International Airport.

Bhutan
Bhutan » BTN
Place » City

Bhutan

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Bhutan is a small, landlocked country in the Eastern Himalayas of South Asia. It is bordered by India to the south, east, and west, and by China to the north. The country has a population of over 754,000 and a territory of 38,394 square kilometers (14,824 sq mi). The largest city in Bhutan is the capital Thimphu.

Memorial Chorten
Bhutan » Thimphu
Place » Historical Place

Chhoten Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan

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The National Memorial Chorten, also known as Thimphu Chorten or Chhoten Lam, is a stupa (a dome-shaped Buddhist monument) located in the heart of Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. It was built in 1974 to honor the third King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (1928–1972), who is often referred to as the father of modern Bhutan.

Thimphu
Bhutan » Thimphu
Place » City

Bhutan

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Thimphu is the capital and largest city of Bhutan, a small country located in the eastern Himalayas of South Asia. Thimphu is situated in the western central part of Bhutan and is surrounded by mountains and forests. It has a population of around 120,000 people and is the political, economic, and cultural center of Bhutan.

Dochula Pass
Bhutan » BTN
Place » Tourism

Dochula, Bhutan

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Dochula Pass is a mountain pass in the snow covered Himalayas within Bhutan on the road from Thimphu to Punakha where 108 memorial chortens or stupas known as "Druk Wangyal Chortens" have been built by Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk, the eldest Queen Mother.

Tashichho Dzong
Bhutan » Thimphu
Place » Temple

Chhagchhen Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan

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Tashichho Dzong is a Buddhist monastery and fortress. In 1641 Zhabdrung built the Tashicho Dzong (Fortress of the auspicious religion) in place of the Dho Ngon (Blue stone) Dzong built by Lama Gyalwa Lhanangpa. In 1698, the dzong caught fire and was restored.

Chimi Lhakhang
Bhutan » BTN
Place » Temple

Teoprongchu, Bhutan

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Chimi Lhakhang, also known as Chime Lhakhang or Monastery or temple, is a Buddhist monastery in Punakha District, Bhutan. Located near Lobesa, it stands on a round hillock and was built in 1499 by the 14th Drukpa hierarch, Ngawang Choegyel, after the site was blessed by the "Divine Madman" the maverick saint Drukpa Kunley (1455–1529) who built a chorten on the site.

Chagri Dorjeden Monastery
Bhutan » Thimphu
Place » Temple

21 Norzin Lam 2, Thimphu, Bhutan

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Chari Dorjeden or Chari Monastery was the first monastery established in Bhutan by Chamgon Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal (1594-1651) in 1620 when he was 27 years old. It is located 14km north of Thimphu city at the altitude of 2850 meters above the sea level.

Buddha Dordenma statue
Bhutan » Thimphu
Place » Tourism

Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu, Bhutan

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Great Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue in the mountains of Bhutan celebrating the 60th anniversary of fourth king Jigme Singye Wangchuck. The statue houses over one hundred thousand smaller Buddha statues, each of which, like the Great Buddha Dordenma itself, will be made of bronze and gilded in gold.

Punakha Dzong
Bhutan » BTN
Place » Tourism

Bhutan

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Punakha was the first capital of Bhutan and the country’s first king was crowned here in 1907. The Punakha Dzong, also known as Pungtang Dewa chhenbi Phodrang, is the administrative centre of Punakha District in Punakha, Bhutan.