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Address: Bumthang, Bhutan

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A small lake with historical stories

It's a small pond-like lake located along a stream among deep gorges. For on-lookers, it won't look like a lake but it's worth visiting. It has so many stories. Some locals claim... read more

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Thimphu, Bhutan
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is essentially a small pool of water in a gorge. If you travel to Mongar, it involves a minimal detour that is worth taking just for the sake of the legend surrounding the site.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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147 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is just a river, really nothing else, the rest is the story behind and the fact that it is a secret place for Boutanese. I would not waste time to go there but if you are visiting Ugyen Chorling Palace( highly recommended) then you can stop, it's on the way.

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Thimphu, Bhutan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a small pond-like lake located along a stream among deep gorges. For on-lookers, it won't look like a lake but it's worth visiting. It has so many stories. Some locals claim they even see little mermaids there.

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London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Not far from the town center, guess around 20/30 minutes drive. It's a low waterfall and a lake inside a forest. The place is very sacred for Bhutanese people so please respect.

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Thimphu, Bhutan
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This lake is on a running stream of Tang valley. This is the site where Terton Pema Lingpa had jumped into the lake with a burning butter lamp in his hand and emerged back after an hour or so with the lamp still burning in his right hand and a statue in the other hand. This act had happened in... More 

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Thimphu, Bhutan
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Once a life time, one must visit this most scared place. The stunning view of the place with fresh air. Join us

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Unteraegeri
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234 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Don't expect a lake. It is a small stream, but a very mystic place. Easy walk to it. It grabs you with its atmosphere out of this world.

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

The myth behind Burning Lake makes it a sacred location in Bhutanese culture. More river than lake, the area of interest is dominated by dramatic rock formations and a large shrine with large tsa-tsa collections. Our guide and driver were clearly moved by the significance of the location though they had both had been there many times. From a pure... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

This spot is very sacred for the Buddhist as the legend goes that the Treasure Finder Guru went into this lake with a burning lamp and came out with the burning lamp. Located about 30 mins drive from Bumthang, the lake is a deep gorge along the flow of the river.

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India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

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

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