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Jakar is a small town in the north-eastern region of Bhutan. It is the district capital of Bumthang district and the location of the regional dzong - Jakar Dzong (constructed in 1667). The town has significant Buddhist sacred sites, such as Kurjey Lhakhang, which holds a body print of Guru Rinpoche and Jambey Lhakhang, one of the 108 monasteries that were miraculously constructed by King Songten Gampo in one night. In addition, one of the country's largest monastic colleges, Lhodrak Kharchhu Monastery, is in Jakar. Location of Bumthang dzongkhag within Bhutan Bumthang is one of the 20 dzongkhag (districts) comprising Bhutan. ...

Being located in a spacious and tree covered valley, the area is also a popular tourist destination, and consequently the town boasts several good quality hotels and craft shops.

Jakar is famous throughout Bhutan for it distinctive and brightly colored woven wool items called yethra.



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