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"The Ancient Region of Kurtoe"

Lhuentse Tourism

Lhuentse is a small town located 67 kilometres away from Mongar in Eastern Bhutan. The town is remote and one of the least developed districts in Bhutan which was formerly known as Kurtoe. It is the ancestral home of the Royal family; hence keeping the most distinct art forms of the country intact.

Apart from being a popular camping site, Lhuetnse is the proud owner of some of the best textiles in Bhutan. Though the town does not have many tourist attractions, Lhuentse Dzong, Jigme Namgyel Naktsang and Kilung Lhakhang are some of the places that you should not miss. The Khoma Village is especially famous for the textile factory that weaves Kushutara (brocade).

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Buddhism is the major religion.


Dzala, Chocangacakha and Kurtop are the majorly spoken languages.


Though English is fairly understood by many people, it is still better if you learn a few Dzala phrases for more convenient conversation.


The city is small and quiet and hence the nightlife is not very happening. There are no night clubs in the city.


Lhuentse does not have a very big or loud market but one can buy wooden handicrafts, woven clothes and dry fruits from here.

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Lhuentse Photos

Lhuentse Dzong - Built in the Year 1853
Dungkar Nagtshang - House of Dungkar
Khochung Lhakhang - Small Temple in Gangzur

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What is famous about Lhuentse?

The scenery is beautiful, peaceful and quiet, away from chaos.

What is not so good about Lhuentse?

No marketplace, very few choices in hotels, limited transportation within the city.

What is the best time to visit Lhuentse?

The best time to visit Lhuentse is the season of fall, between September and November. The weather in Lhuentse is mild and the temperature is mostly below 25 degree Celsius and the breeze is pleasant. But it is advisable to keep light jackets with you while travelling as the nights are cold.
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What is the local food in Lhuentse?

Since the town is not accustomed to many tourists, you will not find a lot of restaurants or cafes here. There are a few hotels that serve decent food. One among them is Shangrila which serves delicious Bhutanese food to its customers.
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What is the best way to reach Lhuentse?

There are regular buses from Thimphu that operate on Monday, Thursday and Friday to Lhuentse. Cabs may also be hired from Thimphu and Paro to reach Lhuentse.
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What are the things to do in Lhuentse?

The top things to do in Lhuentse are Lhuentse Dzong, Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary, Kilung Lhakhang, Jangchubling Dzong, Khoma Village, Gangzur Village. You can see all the places to visit in Lhuentse here

What are the places near Lhuentse?

The top places near to Lhuentse are Thimpu which is 152 km from Lhuentse, Paro which is located 175 km from Lhuentse, Punakha which is located 126 km from Lhuentse, Jakar which is located 48 km from Lhuentse, Bumthang which is located 49 km from Lhuentse

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