Bhutan - Getting to know Bumthang

Captivating in its rustic tranquility, the Bumthang district is often referred to as Bhutan’s religious and cultural heartland. Many of the country’s oldest temples and monasteries are located here amid tightly knit farming communities, rice paddies and fields of golden wheat. Bumthang is composed of four broad, glacier-carved valleys: Ura, Chumey, Tang and Choekhor, the last of which is unofficially known as Bumthang Valley, as it holds several of the most significant landmarks, as well as Jakar, the district capital. Each valley has its own distinct ambience and dialect, and together they promise some of the finest scenery in all Bhutan.

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