We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Bumthang, Bhutan

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 72 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Monastery with a rich history!

We had the chance to talk to the monk in charge who even invited us to his room got tea. It was an extremely surreal experience. We also managed to see the body print of Guru... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
11wendy
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 58: English reviews
Level Contributor
114 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the chance to talk to the monk in charge who even invited us to his room got tea. It was an extremely surreal experience. We also managed to see the body print of Guru Rinpoche which he left behind when he meditated at this monastery. It was simply amazing!

Helpful?
Thank 11wendy
Switzerland
Level Contributor
54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The little temple on the right shelters the imprint of Padmasambava.. On the hill behind the miraculous source of holy water..

Helpful?
Thank cobelolem
Jacksonville, Florida
Level Contributor
154 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Where Guru Rimpoche meditated and left a body imprint on the stone cliff face. Very holy place and also connected to Bhutanese history. Be sure to get the story of the 8 manifestations of Guru Rimpoche.

Helpful?
Thank SunDogandCompany
Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
403 reviews
181 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

It is one of the to visit places in Bumthang and is actually a complex of three temples. Guru Rinpoche is believed to have meditated here and there is a body impression of the Guru on a cave wall. There was hardly any visitor when we had visited this place. No photography is allowed inside the temple complex and shoes... More 

Helpful?
Thank gitanjali m
Level Contributor
27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Very gorgeous monastery. We arrived with a bus load of learner tourist guides so not exactly quiet and peaceful. We received a blessing from a monk, which was pretty special. We were pleasantly surprised to be there at the same time as the queen mother and were a bit chuffed when we got a wave from her.

Helpful?
Thank Robin P
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
249 reviews
209 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

One of the most sacred temple in Bhutan. The Kurje complex is made up of 3 buildings. The central building is built by the Guru Rinpoche in 1652. Two other adjacent buildings were added by the late Queen Mother in 1990. From afar, one can see the grandeur of the entire complex, enclosed by surrounded walls, with its impressive architecture.... More 

Helpful?
Thank LG_Kay
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
71 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We were in time for the Kujey Tshechu festival where a Thongdrol (approx 4 storey high gigantic scroll painting of Guru Rimpoche) is displayed annually, coupled with a myriad of ceremonial blessings & mask dances. It is believed that viewing Thongdrel would enable one to gain merit, cleanse the sins and avert the misfortune. We spent a whole day in... More 

Helpful?
Thank yEeVoNy25
London
Level Contributor
73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

A nice peaceful, not so crowded dzong / monastery. We had the Royal queen mother when we were there so there was plenty of security. However that was an interesting thing because we got to see the Queen mother and her army. Apparently this is their family favourite and she likes to come here to pray. Another nice please to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Roopks
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

One of the most serene places. The monastery houses a huge statue of Guru Padmasambhava. When you are infront of Him, you just tend to forget everything - very blissful

Helpful?
Thank Deven1981
Kangaroo Island, Australia
Level Contributor
178 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

It was not the main shrine but intriguing as I was lured by the sound of a monk reciting and banging a hand drum. After standing there for a while, he then proceeded to put his hands in prayer against my forehead. These are living museums - all over Bhutan.

Helpful?
Thank NibbanAh

Travellers who viewed Kurje Lhakhang also viewed

Bumthang, Bumthang District
 
Thimphu, Thimphu District
 

Been to Kurje Lhakhang? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Kurje Lhakhang staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?