At this state-of-the-art microbrewery you will learn about the brewing of the Swiss-style unfiltered weiss beer, before sampling the end product in the adjacent Panda Beer Garden Cafe. The brewery tour price includes one bottle of Red Panda beer.
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This commanding dzong, high above the roaring Mangde Chhu, is perhaps the most spectacularly sited dzong in Bhutan, with a sheer drop to the south that…
Tower of Trongsa Royal Heritage Museum
This watchtower (ta dzong) overlooking the dzong now houses an excellent museum. The five floors of displays tell the history of the monarchy through such…
Jakar Dzong is in a picturesque location overlooking the Chokhor valley; the current structure was built in 1667. Its official name is Yuelay Namgyal…
This large, active and important temple complex is named after the body (kur) print (jey) of Guru Rinpoche, which is preserved in a cave inside the oldest…
Up a short side road about 1.5km past Sey Lhakhang, this fabulous temple is believed to have been built in 659 by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo, on the…
Nearby Bhutan attractions
1. Cheese Factory
Bhutan's only commercial cheese factory. A tour includes free cheese tasting.
2. Wangdichholing Palace
The palace of Wangdichholing was built in 1857 on the battle-camp site of the penlop of Trongsa, Jigme Namgyal. It was the first palace in Bhutan that…
Five giant prayer wheels inside these square chortens are powered by water.
This chorten marks the spot where a Tibetan general's head was buried after the defeat of a 17th-century Tibetan invasion force.
5. Jakar Lhakhang
The 14th-century Jakar Lhakhang marks the centre of the town.
6. Lhodrak Kharchu Goemba
On the hill to the east of Jakar is this large Nyingma monastery, founded in the 1970s by Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche, with about 400 monks currently in…
7. Sey Lhakhang
Beyond the hospital north of Jakar is the Sey Lhakhang ('sey' means 'golden'). Properly known as Lhodrak Seykhar Dratshang, this is a monastic school that…
This chorten containing a large water-driven prayer wheel marks the intersection between Jakar's main thoroughfare and the road that follows the Chamkhar…