Altitude: 1,800 - 5,400m approx.
The fascinating valley is the spiritual heartland of the nation and home to some of the oldest Buddhist temples and monasteries. The valley is famous for the production of honey, cheese, apples, and the yatra (woollen materials).
It is one of the 108 monasteries built by King Songtsen Goenpo in the 7th century to subdue evil spirits in the Himalayan region.
It is dedicated to Saint Guru Padmasambava who was supposed to have meditated here in the 8th century.
It lies on the other side of the river opposite to the Kurje Lhakhang. It was built in 1501 by Terton Pema Lingpa, a re-incarnated disciple of Guru Padmasambava.
It was initially built as a monastery in 1549 and like any other administrative Dzong; it is used for civil and monastic administration.
Mebar Tsho (Burning Lake)
It is a scared lake for the Bhutanese who believe that Terton Pema Lingpa discovered religious treasures from this lake in the late 15th century.