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Attractions in Lhuentse

One can visit Khentangbi or Jigme Namgyel Nagtshang, the ancestral home of the Wangchuck dynasty and many pilgrimage spots associated with Guru Rinpoche and Terton Pema Lingpa, including Khenpajong, the hidden palace of the Guru, and Singye Dzong. However, both places are out of bounds for foreigners for the time being. The ancient ruins of the underground palace of the Bangtsho King in Tsenkhar Gewog, traditional pottery at Gangzur done by women without using the wheel, ethnic festivals like ‘Priu’ in Gangzur, ‘Haa’ in Metsho and ‘Lhacham’ in Khoma Gewogs, Tshokar and Tshona lakes above Singye Dzong and a huge new lake in Jarey Gewog are some of the tourist attractions.

Interesting trekking routes such as the Singye Dzong trek, the Aja Nye trek via Phuningla, the Rodongla trek via Khini Lhakhang, day-hike trails, picnic spots, and camping sites are other attractions for tourists. It has varied flora and fauna. Black-necked cranes arrive in Membi Gewog in the first Bhutanese month and can be seen in the paddy fields at Tangmachu. The weavers of Lhuentse are famous especially for kushuthara from Khoma and Kurtoe Gewogs.

The story acknowledges that the name of the place “Dungkar” was derived from the physical shape of the land. The place has the exact shape

Women in other Gewog like Minjey, Menbi, and Tsenkher are too engaged in weaving Kishuthara. The essential basic material for the fiber

Perched on a hillock in Gangzur geog in Kurtoe, the Jangchubling Lhakhang was built in the 18th century by Pekar Jamtsho

The famed Singye Dzong, one of the most important sites of pilgrimage in Bhutan is a three days uphill walk from Lhuentse Dzong

It is believed that the foundation for this temple was laid in 779 AD. Oral accounts say that the temple was built on the spot where a dog 

 It is believed that Lam Gyalwa Lhanangpa, who came from Sombrang Gonpa in Bumthang, subdued the demon at Dragong in Minjey, Lhuentse

Shazo is one of the 13 traditional crafts (Zorig) of the country. The craft of making wooden bowls like dhapa and dza, called Shazo