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Just Average

If you're passing by this is a nice little place to visit as it stretches the legs, the local story... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Nigel H
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Great short hike

Lovely little valley and short hike. The ride there is quite scenic. Stop by the Red Panda Brewery... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Seth W
Southborough, Massachusetts
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Bumthang, Bhutan
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

If you're passing by this is a nice little place to visit as it stretches the legs, the local story about the lamp, like nany others, is clearly nonsense but nice little valley bedecked with prayer flags.

Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Lovely little valley and short hike. The ride there is quite scenic. Stop by the Red Panda Brewery on the way out

Thank Seth W
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The Burning Lake is not a lake but a portion of a river. It is a very nice site but getting to it requires driving on typical Bhutanese roads for about 20 minutes from Bumthang. It is well worth stopping by if you are traveling...More

Thank gabriel_767
Reviewed 15 May 2017

It is a very short walk from the parking lot to this gorge, where the river squeezes through a narrow opening between large rocks.

Thank Walter1945
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

If you're travelling east, fine to stop and stretch your legs but otherwise, don't make the drive if this is your end destination. Not much to see...

1  Thank Stinkyrules
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This is essentially a small pool of water in a gorge. If you travel to Mongar, it involves a minimal detour that is worth taking just for the sake of the legend surrounding the site.

1  Thank gumshoe7
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This place is just a river, really nothing else, the rest is the story behind and the fact that it is a secret place for Boutanese. I would not waste time to go there but if you are visiting Ugyen Chorling Palace( highly recommended) then...More

1  Thank Minoutaiwan
Reviewed 17 April 2017

It's a small pond-like lake located along a stream among deep gorges. For on-lookers, it won't look like a lake but it's worth visiting. It has so many stories. Some locals claim they even see little mermaids there.

1  Thank sherabtenzin360
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Not far from the town center, guess around 20/30 minutes drive. It's a low waterfall and a lake inside a forest. The place is very sacred for Bhutanese people so please respect.

2  Thank Mrloughton
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This lake is on a running stream of Tang valley. This is the site where Terton Pema Lingpa had jumped into the lake with a burning butter lamp in his hand and emerged back after an hour or so with the lamp still burning in...More

3  Thank udruk
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25 September 2016|
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Response from AnkitSC | Reviewed this property |
Hi Closest is Punakha. Road from Punakha to Bumathang is quite bad.