Bumthang Brewery


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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1. Cheese Factory

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Bhutan's only commercial cheese factory. A tour includes free cheese tasting.

2. Wangdichholing Palace

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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…

3. Chortens

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Five giant prayer wheels inside these square chortens are powered by water.

4. Chorten

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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

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The 14th-century Jakar Lhakhang marks the centre of the town.

6. Lhodrak Kharchu Goemba

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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


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8. Chorten


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