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    Tamzhing Lhakhang

    Tamzhing Lhakhang in Bumthang district in central Bhutan is the most important Nyingma Goemba in Bhutan. The temple is also known as Tamzhing Lhündrup Monastery. The temple and monastery are remarkable for their direct connection to the Bhutanese tertön (saint), Pema Lingpa (1450-1521) and his tulkus (reincarnation) Sungtrul Rinpoche, the current speech incarnation of Pema Lingpa takes care of the Lhakhang. The present spiritual head of Tamshing is the 11th incarnation of Pema Lingpa, the Lama Sungtrul Rinpoche (speech incarnation) he was born in the Chumi Valley of Bumthang, Bhutan in 1967.

    Tamzhing Lhakhang consists of a deteriorating temple and a cramped vihara. It supports a body of over 95 Buddhist monks. In March 2012, the monastery was submitted for inscription on the list of World Heritage Sites. Today visiting this one of the oldest Lhakhang in the valley is very important to many tourists and visitors. Being such a renowned temples of Bhutan, its one of the must visit places of sightseeing in Bumthang.