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Buddhist Temple in Haa

Shelkar Drak

A short excursion up the valley behind the Lhakhang Kharpo is Shelkar Drak (Crystal Cliff), a tiny but charming retreat centre perched on the limestone cliff face. Take the unpaved side road past the Lhakhang Nagpo,…
Buddhist Temple in Haa

Lhakhang Nagpo

A 10-minute walk or short drive behind the Lhakhang Kharpo is the Lhakhang Nagpo (Black Chapel), one of the oldest temples in the valley. It is said that when searching out auspicious locations for two new temples t…
Buddhist Monastery in Haa

Lhakhang Kharpo

Haa's 50-strong monk body is housed not in the dzong (fort-monastery) but in the Lhakhang Kharpo (White Chapel) complex, just south of the dzong. The atmospheric central chapel has statues of the Tselanam Sum trinit…
Multicuisine in Haa

Pelden Restaurant

This clean and bright option is the best place to eat in Haa and the only restaurant to regularly receive tourist groups. The bukhari is a nice touch in cold weather.
Buddhist Monastery in Haa

Wangchuck Lo Dzong

Haa's Wangchuck Lo Dzong is one of Bhutan's newest, built in 1915 to replace a smaller structure. It is inside the Indian army compound (an impressive chorten marks the entrance) and so houses several Indian army of…