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Elevation 2580m.

Jakar Dzong
Wangdichholing Palace
Lamey Goenpa
Jambay Lhakhang (temple with special permit only)
Kurjey Lhakhang (temple with special permit only)
Hike up to Kuenzangdra Monastery
Membartsho (the burning lake)
Ura valley
Tamshing Lhakhang (with special permit only)
Swiss Farm
Vegetable Dye Project.
Hikes can be arranged.

Bumthang is the general name given to the complex of four valleys Chumey, Choekhor, Tang and Ura with altitudes varying from 2,600 metres to 4,000 metres.

Today, it is a district with its administrative headquarters at Jakar which is known for its honey production, cheese, apples and apricots. Its arable land and development projects have led to the improvement of the local economy in recent years.

The Dzong at Jakar and other holy shrines are major tourist attractions. Bumthang is also the traditional home to the greatest Buddhist teacher Pema Lingpa to whose descendents the present monarchy traces its ancestry.

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