Samlha Tours & Travels

Kurje Lhakhang

Kurjey Lhakhang is among the most stunning and revered places in Bumthang. There is a lot to discover and discover about Guru Rinpoche and the customs, beliefs, and culture of the Bhutanese people. The Kurjey Lhakhang’s buildings are just as impressive as Bhutan’s dzong, or ancient fortress. It includes hand paints and beautiful wood carvings on its whitewashed walls. Another popular theory holds that the cypress tree by the entrance represents a branch from Guru Rinpoche’s walking stick.

Kurjey Lhakhang consists of three buildings facing south. The earliest and oldest of the three buildings was built on the rock where Guru Rinpoche did his meditation. A massive statue of Guru Rinpoche is located inside the second structure, which is also known as the Sampa Lhundrup temple. The third structure, known as Ka Gon Phur sum Lhakhang, is devoted to the well-being of all kingdom-dwelling creatures.

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