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Black-necked cranes

The Bumdeling Ramsar site hosts the winter roosting area of about 100 endangered species of black-necked cranes that feed in the paddy fields between Zhapang to the north and Chorten Kora to the south. There is a Visitor Center/Cafe` near Dungzam with information about the cranes and other conservation issues.

The surrounding area is also a good place for winter visiting birds including ibis bills, bar-headed geese, and ducks. Other good birding areas include the forest road to Phodrung in Dongde Chu Valley and the main road to Trashi Yangtse between Chumdu and the Old Dzong (Km 34-41).

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Other Nearby Attractions

Lama Ngawang Loday built Chorten Kora in 1740 AD in memory of his late uncle, Jungshu Pesan and also to subdue a demon that lived

A pleasant walk of about three hours following the Kholong Chu River from Chorten Kora, Bumdeling is an annual migration place

The Rigsum Goenpa in Tashiyangtse is more than 300-year old. Regarded as one of the most sacred monuments in eastern Bhutan 

The papilionid butterfly, Bhutanitis ludlowi Gabriel was rediscovered after the lapse of 76 years since it’s was fist collected in Tashiyangtse valley

In Tshenkharla, just above the school, is situated one of the oldest Dzongs to have been built in Bhutan. Widely known as Tshenkharla Dzong

The letter “Om” is located in Ombha Ney, which means the sacred place of hidden “Om” in Tashiyangtse Dzongkhag. Guru Rinpoche visited Bhutan