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Address: Bumthang, Bhutan

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Serene site of religious significance

You can visit here for the significant and/or be overwhelmed by the beauty of the place. You will need to take a road off the major roads but this shouldn't be too much of a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 July 2016
University Park, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has an interesting story behind it. So if you like knowing about local mythology, it's a must see However, it's simple a river with a decent view, so nothing that will blow you away

Thank Kushal K
Hillsborough, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was nice walking to the Burning lake. Quiet, serene environment in a very remote area of Bhutan. Nice to visit.

Thank trang2010
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

One of the wonders! The sounds of the cascades, Cristal-clear water of the deep lake... Magic place!

Thank cobelolem
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

we visited the Burning Lake just before sunset. There had been a fatal accident a few weeks previously so the guide was very careful to point out the dangers at this site. The late afternoon light had the rock walls of the Lake shining an iridescent blue/silver. The Lake is gorgeous but also seemed somewhat dangerous.We were very careful about... More 

Thank Mary Denese H
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Although it is not really a lake or on fire, the Flaming Lake is a great half day excursion from Bumthang. Tucked away in an old growth forest, the "lake" gets its name from a legend about a guru who held a flaming butter lamp in his hand and jumped in to the gushing water of the river that cuts... More 

Thank PickyInParadise
University Park, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

You can visit here for the significant and/or be overwhelmed by the beauty of the place. You will need to take a road off the major roads but this shouldn't be too much of a problem.

Thank esopus35
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

It is located along the way to the Tang village, and takes about 30 minutes drive from Chamkhar town. It is actually a river and not a lake. There is a small altar next to a bridge with bright multicolored prayer flags surrounding it. There isn’t anything interesting, apart from the legend. Just be careful when walking around and taking... More 

Thank LG_Kay
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

If you are in Bumthang, ask your guide to take you to Burning Lake. A short hike from the car park takes you to a beautiful, peaceful area where you could spend hours just taking it all in and communing with nature. A must visit when in central Bhutan.

Thank Rockhopperkid
Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

It is actually a river and not a lake. The tourist point is the place where the river kind of stops in to a almost still area. You should read up about it... Quite mystic and nestled in the middle of large Rocky Mountain it has amazing natural beauty. But that is all... There is no touristy thing like cafe... More 

Thank AnkitSC
Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

An OK stop for the legend but it is not worth a special trip. The tiny stupas and stacked stones are interesting.

Thank DonJonovan

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