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Burning Lake

Bumthang, Bhutan
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Interesting, narrow gorge

It is a very short walk from the parking lot to this gorge, where the river squeezes through a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Walter1945
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Zurich, Switzerland
Not worth the drive...

If you're travelling east, fine to stop and stretch your legs but otherwise, don't make the drive... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stinkyrules
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Canada
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  • Average27%
  • Poor7%
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“prayer flags” (17 reviews)
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Bumthang, Bhutan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very short walk from the parking lot to this gorge, where the river squeezes through a narrow opening between large rocks.

Thank Walter1945
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're travelling east, fine to stop and stretch your legs but otherwise, don't make the drive if this is your end destination. Not much to see...

Thank Stinkyrules
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank gumshoe7
Reviewed 5 weeks 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...More

1  Thank Minoutaiwan
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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.

1  Thank sherabtenzin360
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.

1  Thank Mrloughton
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...More

3  Thank udruk
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

Thank Raven_Nest_Tours
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.

Thank peterp_knobel
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank doctorbobster
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Bhasmang
Hi Which is the nearest city from Bumthang? We are visiting Paro Thimphu Punakha and Phobjika, so which of these place is best to go to Bumthang from? Thanks
25 September 2016|
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Response from AnkitSC | Reviewed this property |
Hi Closest is Punakha. Road from Punakha to Bumathang is quite bad.
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