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.
Local practice agricultural-based professions such as farming, livestock rearing, and weaving. On the way from Lhuentse to Mongar lies an ancient wooden bridge. Lhuentse Dzongkhag has around 50 main religious and historical places including the picturesque Lhundrup Rinchentse Dzong.
Mask dances are held in many of them. While there are many old temples, an important attraction is Khini Lhakhang in Metsho Gewog, which is said to have been constructed at the same time as Kichu and Jampay Lhakhangs in the 7th century.