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…
Admission price includes one bottle of Red Panda beer.
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…
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.
This small chorten marks the spot where a Tibetan general's head was buried after the defeat of a 17th-century Tibetan invasion force.
There are five giant prayer wheels inside the square chortens just to the north of Wangdichholing Palace.
Bhutan's only commercial cheese factory. Tour includes free cheese tasting.
The 14th-century Jakar Lhakhang marks the centre of the town.