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

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1. 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…

2. Sey Lhakhang

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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…

3. Bumthang Brewery

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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…

4. Cheese Factory

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

5. Jakar Dzong

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Jakar Dzong is in a picturesque location overlooking the Chokhor valley; the current structure was built in 1667. Its official name is Yuelay Namgyal…

6. Chorten

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This chorten containing a large water-driven prayer wheel marks the intersection between Jakar's main thoroughfare and the road that follows the Chamkhar…

7. Jakar Lhakhang

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

8. 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.