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Pemagatshel

Pemagatshel, meaning ‘Blissful land of the lotus’ was named by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche in 1970 after its strategic location and resemblance to a ‘blooming lotus’ with its surrounding hills. It is located in the southeastern part of Bhutan and shares a dense forest coverage that exudes a sense of enchanting wilderness.
The district is famous for its artisans and weavers. The ritualistic musical instruments like Jalings (oboe-like instruments) and Dhungs (long ritual trumpets) produced here are highly prized and sold throughout the country. Of the many different types of Kiras (traditional dress worn by Bhutanese women), the much sought after, Lungsermo and Aiekapur, are also produced in this region.


  • Kheri Goemba

    It is about 10 minute’s uphill trek from the Kheri town in Pemagatshel. It was founded by Kuenga W...

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  • Yongla Goemba

    One of the most sacred temples in the Eastern Bhutan, it was founded by lam Dorji Jamtsho in honor o...

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  • Pemagatshel Dzong

    Constructed only in 1980s the Dzong is a simple structure, yet with traditional elegance. The struct...

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