Jangtsa Dumsteg Lhakhang
Constructed on top of a hill, the Jangtsa Dumsteg Lhakhang looks across the Paro Chhu River and stands on the road going to the National Museum of Bhutan. Built by a Tibetan Lama, Thangtong Galpoin, the structure is shaped like a chorten to subdue demons and declare the victory of Buddhism.
This temple is popular in Bhutan because it is shaped like a chorten, which is uncommon in the nation. The building is made up of three floors with each representing hell, earth, and heaven — and it is believed that the travel from one floor to the other resembles a route to stages of initiation. At the ground level, one can see the Five Buddhas of Meditation. While a hundred peaceful and wrathful deities can be found on the outer wall of the second floor. On the exterior wall, the intermediary state between life and death is presented. And lastly, on the 3rd floor are depictions of Tantric deities. A complete tour of Lhaklang provides visitors an understanding on the Buddhism beliefs which the Bhutanese hold dear.
Jangtsa Dumsteg Lhakhang is located in the western part of Paro, Bhutan.
Opening Days and Hours
Opens daily from 9:00 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to this attraction is included in organised tours.
How to Get There
- Fly to Paro via Bhutan Airlines and Druk Air.
- At Paro town center, rent a car to Jangsta Dumsteg Lhakhang.
- Suggested For
- Solo travelers/backpackers
Time to Spend
Suggested duration in this attraction is 1 hour.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit Jangtsa Dumsteg Lhakhang is between 9:00 to 12:00.
At Paro, you can try several restaurants such as Yegel Cafe, Mountain Cafe, My Kind of Place, Yue-Ling Cafe, Champaca Cafe, and Taktsang Cafeteria.
- National Museum of Bhutan
- Chele La
- Rinpung Dzong
Accommodations can be found all around Paro. Options include Tashiling Hotel, Sonam Trophel Hotel, Hotel Khamsum, Pelri Cottages and Hotel Tashi Phuntshok. Rates range from USD 65 to USD 250.