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Scenic hike to Dzong. Good view of valley

The dzong is smaller than the massive ones in Punakah, Thimphu or Paro. However it has a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
Parkton, Maryland

I was here at a festival and it was a most memorable experience, not to be missed of any traveler... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2017
Berlin, Germany
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Chamkhar Valley, Jakar, Bhutan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Despite having seen many dzongs before this one, we really liked this one. It was so peaceful and different enough from the others to still be well worth seeing.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

We were lucky enough to be here for the Tshechu festival in late October and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Bhutan The dancers and revelry were spectacular but the best bit was the people watching. The locals all dress up...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

The dzong is smaller than the massive ones in Punakah, Thimphu or Paro. However it has a beautiful view. I think that parts have been renovated recently.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank divermom3
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Jakar Dzong is located in the religious heartland of Bhutan, Bumthang. Jakar translates as 'White Bird' owing to the color and the resemblance to a white bird in a position ready to take a flight. It is perched on a gentle knoll in the beautiful...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

We visited the dzong early in the morning, when it was not even operational. Thus, we did not get a chance to go completely inside. But, whatever we managed to see, appealed to us. A little bit of climbing needed to reach the dzong. The...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

I was here at a festival and it was a most memorable experience, not to be missed of any traveler of Jakar, Bumthang

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank gyeloh
Reviewed 13 November 2017

This is unique in its layout with the central tower. As with all these buildings the decoration is stunning. The building is in some state of repair, but nonetheless still very much worth a visit. The call it cute, as one review did, is demeaning.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Nastame
Reviewed 16 September 2017

One of the highlights of Jakar/Bumthang, looks more historic than some of the other refurbished dzongs, nice view.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

Cute but small and not in the best possible shape. No comparison with the big dzongs in Thimphu, Punakha, and Trongsa. But if you have made it all the way to Bumthang, worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank gumshoe7
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Nicely laid out Dzong with ample space, although not as beautiful as the Punakha Dzong. Dzong is perched on a hill and one needs to walk up to the Dzong through nice pathways and garden. We were lucky to witness practice by monks and locals...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Response from Rambomenon | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Bumthang is a small town and it would depend on where you exactly stay. There are numerous hotels. If I consider the city centre, it would take about 15-20 minutes to reach the Dzong. It is a very large and old Dzong... More