Lhuntse Dzong

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About Lhuntse

Lhuntse is 77km. from Mongar and is one of the most isolated districts in Bhutan. The landscape here is spectacular, with stark cliff tower above river gorges and dense coniferous forests. The region is famous for its weavers and their distinctive textiles are generally considered to be the best in the country. The Kurtoe region of Lhuntse is the ancestral home of the monarchy. From Lhuntse flows the Kurichhu river on which several songs and poems are composed based on it.

Places of interest in Lhuntse

Lhuntse Dzong

The Dzong is located on a spur at the end of a narrow valley of Lhuntse which is also the ancestral home of the Royal family. The construction of the Dzong is surrounded with many legends. One of them is associated with subjugation of evil spirits that inhabited the entire area. The Dzong has two divisions known as Dzong Thogma and Dzong Wogma. The Thongma or upper part belongs exclusively to the monk body, while the district administration occupies the Wogma.

Takila – Guru Statue

With initiation and funded by Druk Odiyana Project, the 154ft tall Guru Padma Sambhava statue Guru Nangsa Zelnen, was constructed at Takila under Menbi Gewog. The construction was started in March 2008 and was consecrated in 2015. The site is located 15kms drive away from Thinleypang/Tagmochu Chakzam.

The Guru statue is surrounded by eight big and 108 small stupas (chortens). Takila, as envisioned by the Late Khenpo Karpo would not only serve a sacred place of learning for monks and nuns but also serve as a home place for the old age persons in future.

Khoma village

Khoma Village is located at about 11 km away from Lhuentse Dzong. Village is popularly known for producing Kishuthara (silk woven). Kishuthara famously known to the Bhutanese women is a type of kira which is an extremely intricate patterned silk textile weaved by the women of Khoma village.