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The central valleys of The Bumthang Region are a goal for many touring visitors. This area is considered the spriritual and cultural heart of Bhutan with it's many important temples and monasteries. This complex is Kurje Lhakhang or "the body imprint temple". The great teacher, Padmasambhava (known locally as Guru Rimpoche or Precious Teacher) meditated in a cave at this spot in the 8th century. He left his body imprint in the rock and a temple was eventually built over it. This site is also important as the cremation site of the Kings of Bhutan.


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