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Burning lake is not a lake

A short walk brings you to a view of the river going through a narrow gorge. It is quite beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Jerry N
Los Angeles, California

The story behind the Lake is fascinating. According to the legend, Terton Pema Lingpa (Treasure... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Noida, India
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All reviews be careful prayer flags short walk spiritual place holy site no doubt butter lamps stone steps an easy walk climb down deep water long journey worth a visit tibetan buddhism legend gorge treasure
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

It wasn’t a bit what I expected but still an enjoyable interlude and nice short walk Quite a fast running river and our guide told us the stories associated. Lots of tiny stupas for the way

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

A short walk brings you to a view of the river going through a narrow gorge. It is quite beautiful and there are different places to vew the river, the gorge and the rapids. I don't know if I would go too far out of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

Suggest reading about the place before going there. It is not really a lake but a place where a river is flowing in a special way so it forms a natural bassain. Heart warming to see and to know the stories and myths behind it....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TiredLuxurySeeker
Reviewed 7 August 2018

A brief stop here - about twenty minutes allows you to see the river gorge where Pema Lingpa recovered the treasure from the water surfacing with a burning lamp. It is an easy walk to the place but careful of the slippery sides near the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kciff
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Burning lake as a location is not an exceptional place. It's the story of the good man and the burning lamp which adds a historical value to this place. That being said, it's a very peaceful place to sit and get lost in your own...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

The story behind the Lake is fascinating. According to the legend, Terton Pema Lingpa (Treasure Discoverer) jumped into the Lake with a butter lamp in his hand. He later emerged holding a chest and a scroll of paper with the butter lamp still burning in...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank LetsGoSightseeing
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

The Burning Lake is located about 15 min away from Bumthang by car and offers breathtaking views. It also has quite a fascinating story :)

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 15 June 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank 4ApproachesTA
Reviewed 9 June 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank kz20162016
Reviewed 1 June 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from AnkitSC | Reviewed this property |
Hi Closest is Punakha. Road from Punakha to Bumathang is quite bad.