Jakar attractions

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Jakar Dzong

The current structure, in a picturesque location overlooking the Chokhor valley, was built in 1667. Its official name is Yuelay Namgyal Dzong, in honour of the victory over the troops of Tibetan ruler Phuntsho Namgy…
Palace in Jakar

Wangdichholing Palace

The palace of Wangdichholing was built in 1857 on the site of a battle camp of the penlop of Trongsa, Jigme Namgyal. It was the first palace in Bhutan that was not designed primarily as a fortress. The grand but rat…
Brewery in Jakar

Bumthang Brewery

Admission price includes one bottle of Red Panda beer.
Buddhist Monastery in Jakar

Lhodrak Kharchu Goemba

On the hill to the east of Jakar this large Nyingma monastery was founded in the 1970s by Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche and has about 400 monks in residence. The Tshokhang (Assembly Hall) has massive statues of Guru Rinp…
Buddhist Site in Jakar


This chorten marks the intersection between Jakar's main thoroughfare and the road that follows the west bank of the Chamkhar Chhu to several important temples in the Chokhor valley.
Buddhist Site in Jakar


This small chorten marks the spot where a Tibetan general's head was buried after the defeat of a 17th-century Tibetan invasion force.
Buddhist Site in Jakar


There are five giant prayer wheels inside the square chortens just to the north of Wangdichholing Palace.
Workshop in Jakar

Cheese Factory

Bhutan's only commercial cheese factory. Tour includes free cheese tasting.
Buddhist Site in Jakar

Jakar Lhakhang

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