Tamshing Lhakhang

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Tamshing Lhakhang, Bumthang Overview

Tamshing Lhakhang is just across the river from Kurjey Lhakhang, in the Bumthang district of central Bhutan. For those interested in art and paintings, this site is a must-visit. With a number of ancient paintings such as that of 1000 Buddhas and 21 Taras, the monastery was built by famous saint Pema Lingpa in 1501. It is slowly approaching ruin, however, it has a strong connection with scholars and historians for that very reason. Famous festivals like Tamshing Phala Chhoepa takes place in Autumn as well as other sacred masks dances. It is advisable to follow clothing etiquette while you're here.

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