Jakar, Bhutan Travel Guide
Places of Interest in Jakar
- Chakhar Lhakhang
A small, unassuming monastery marking the location of the former palace of Sindhu Raja, the Indian monarch who invited Guru Rimpoche to Bhutan.
- Jakar Dzong
Monastic fortress built in 1667.
- Jambey Lhakhang
One of the 108 monasteries which were miraculously constructed by King Songten Gampo in one night.
- Kurje Lhakhang
One of the most sacred monasteries in Bhutan.
- Lhodrak Kharchhu Lhakhang
One of the newer monasteries of Jakar, located above the town.
- Tamshing Gompa
Monastery with a history going back to 1501.
- Wangdicholing Palace
Principal summer palace of the first and second kings of Bhutan, built in 1857.
- Zangtopelri Lhakang
One of the newest monasteries, consecrated in 2008.