Lhuentse is 77 kilometers or a 3 hours drive from northward from Mongar. Lhuentse is a rather isolated place and an even smaller settlement. Those expecting to find a town after getting off the bus or their vehicle are startled to see just a strip of wooden shacks! The region was formerly known as kurtoe and served as the central base of the ruling monarchy of Bhutan.
The Lhuentse Dzong which is also known as Lhundrup Rinchentse Dzong lies at a high rocky edge with high slopes all around it. The Dzong is a 16th-century architecture that was renovated again in 1970. The Dzong observes a three-day Tsechu every December. The Tangmachu village, which is the rice bowl of the Lhuentse Dzongkhag, is located in the Eastern part of the Gewog.