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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Noida, India
Spiritual place, nice short hike, flowers and wildlife

There is no fire and it is a river, not a lake. Still it is a beautiful, spiritual place. The story... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Parkton, Maryland
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Bumthang, Bhutan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 :)

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.

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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

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Reviewed 2 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

Thank divermom3
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Road to Bumthang is pathetic.. Long journey feeling Bcz of road condition. Bumthang is awesome place after PHOBJIKA valley. Better to take a domestic flight from Paro to Bumthang.. If u love off roading on risky roads then must travel by road but with 4...More

Thank Avin D
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

A short 10 mins walk from the main road. Felt the river water does flows in a funny direction . The story does have some effect in the expectation but ...., Don’t expect the Burning” like the way this place is name.

Thank Tk N
Reviewed 17 April 2018

It is nice short hike up and down to a religious site. Worth a visit if you are in the vicinity. A nice bridge making a nice scenic photo spot.

Thank foodie2828
Reviewed 13 February 2018

It is located in the Tang Valley of Bumthang. It is considered one of the most sacred sites in the region and people offer butter lamps at the lake on auspicious days. As the legend has it, Terton Pema Lingpa had a vision of a...More

Thank Sukrit B
Reviewed 13 November 2017

If you're passing by this is a nice little place to visit as it stretches the legs, the local story about the lamp, like nany others, is clearly nonsense but nice little valley bedecked with prayer flags.

Thank Nigel H
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Response from AnkitSC | Reviewed this property |
Hi Closest is Punakha. Road from Punakha to Bumathang is quite bad.