Top things to do in Jakar

Top Choice Buddhist Monastery in Jakar

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…
Top Choice International in Jakar

Cafe Perk

If you are searching for espresso, this is the place to head for. In addition to coffee, there are milkshakes, cold coffees and masal chai. The blackboard menu includes banana and buckwheat pancakes, pasta, grilled …
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…
Food in Jakar

Yoser Lhamo Shop

Yoser Lhamo is the main outlet for the Swiss Farm enterprises. The shop sells Red Panda beer, apple juice, peach brandy and apple or honey wine, as well as soft Gouda or hard Emmental cheese at Nu 600 per kilogram. …
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…
Bhutanese in Jakar

Sunny Restaurant

There are plenty of small bars and local restaurants along Jakar's main street, though the brightest and cleanest is Sunny Restaurant, with Bhutanese and Chinese dishes served up by a former chef from the Amankora. …
Arts & Crafts in Jakar

Dragon Handicrafts

The most prominent souvenir shop in town has a decent range of books, masks and the like. It accepts credit cards, and you can rent mountain bikes. Also of note is a display of a gho (traditional dress for men) worn…
International in Jakar

Panda Beer Garden

Adjacent to and associated with the Bumthang Brewery, this cosy restaurant produces meat and veg pizzas, Swiss-style cheesy fondue and raclette dishes, as well as set buffets for lunch and dinner.
Pizza in Jakar

Bumthang Pizza

Find this pizza joint downstairs where there are veg and non-veg pizzas in three sizes plus a bar. Bhutanese varieties include beef and mushroom, and if you ask for chilli you'll get it in spades.