Lhuntse Tshechu

Lhuentse is one of the spiritual and religious districts of Bhutan located in the easternmost. It hosts a number of important and sacred monuments. Lhuentse is the ancestral home of our Kings. An age old unique culture is still seen in Lhuentse as it is well preserved by the people of Lhuentse. Lhuentse Dzong is located on the ridge overlooking the Kurichu river. It was first built by Ngagi Wangchuk in 1552 as a small temple. Later it was enlarged into monastery as it stands today by Zhabdrung Nawang Namgyal.

Lhuentse tshechu is celebrated annually for three days. During the tshechu, mask dances, traditional dances and sacred relics are displayed. Besides this, one can also shop for most expensive and precious attire of Kushithara that Lhuentse is famous for. Lhuentse also celebrates many unique festivals besides tshechu.

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