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Tang Valley


Tang Valley lies at an altitude of 2800 meters above sea level. Tang is one of the four valleys of Bumthang district and is higher than Choekhor. From Jakar, following the west-east road towards Ura for about 10km, unpaved road on the left (north) branches off climbing up hill, leading to narrow gorge of Tang. It has about 1816 people living in Tang Valley. The valley comprises of few sacred monasteries and tiny villages. The landscape is heavily forested. The villages were built half a century ago. Pema Lingpa (treasure discoverer) and the famous saint, was born in the Tang Valley of Bumthang. The very sacred and the special site found under this region is Mebartsho (burning lake). In the early 1475, the Terton Pema Lingpa discovered hidden treasures from the lake including statue and religious text. To these days this story is very much famous among the people of the region and also to many tourist from the outside country. The houses in Tang Valley are of traditional design with 2 or 3 storied. The upper room is used as family living room and ground room used as store room which once used for keeping animals.Tang valley has few small but sacred temples like, Narut Lhakhang, Kuenzangdra Gompa, Thowadra Gompa, Namkhai Lhakhang. People cultivate wheat, barley, buckwheat, potatoes and cabbages and raise Yaks.

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