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Mebartsho

It is one of the holy site in Bumthang. With my friends, we have visited the burning lake in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
4ApproachesTA
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Thimphu District, Bhutan
MEBAR TSHO- the Burning Lake

After a long drive . . through tortuous road surrounded by hilly pine forests, visiting to this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kz20162016
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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“prayer flags” (19 reviews)
“short hike” (4 reviews)
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Bumthang, Bhutan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is one of the holy site in Bumthang. With my friends, we have visited the burning lake in the year 2016. It is only an hour drive from the Bumthang town.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long drive . . through tortuous road surrounded by hilly pine forests, visiting to this interesting site is in deed a wonderful experience! Main attraction no doubt is a myth behind this place! According to the legend, once there was a hermetic saint...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is no fire and it is a river, not a lake. Still it is a beautiful, spiritual place. The story is that a saint dove into the water with a burning butter lamp. He emerged with the lamp still burning and with a treasure--sacred...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Road to Bumthang is pathetic.. Long journey feeling Bcz of road condition. Bumthang is awesome place after PHOBJIKA valley. Better to take a domestic flight from Paro to Bumthang.. If u love off roading on risky roads then must travel by road but with 4...More

Thank Avin D
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

A short 10 mins walk from the main road. Felt the river water does flows in a funny direction . The story does have some effect in the expectation but ...., Don’t expect the Burning” like the way this place is name.

Thank Tk N
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

It is nice short hike up and down to a religious site. Worth a visit if you are in the vicinity. A nice bridge making a nice scenic photo spot.

Thank foodie2828
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

It is located in the Tang Valley of Bumthang. It is considered one of the most sacred sites in the region and people offer butter lamps at the lake on auspicious days. As the legend has it, Terton Pema Lingpa had a vision of a...More

Thank Sukrit B
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

If you're passing by this is a nice little place to visit as it stretches the legs, the local story about the lamp, like nany others, is clearly nonsense but nice little valley bedecked with prayer flags.

Thank Nigel H
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Lovely little valley and short hike. The ride there is quite scenic. Stop by the Red Panda Brewery on the way out

Thank Seth W
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

The Burning Lake is not a lake but a portion of a river. It is a very nice site but getting to it requires driving on typical Bhutanese roads for about 20 minutes from Bumthang. It is well worth stopping by if you are traveling...More

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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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