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Jambay Lhakhang Festival

Jambay Lhakhang – One of the oldest festivals celebrated in Bhutan

One of the oldest temples in Bhutan is Jambay Lhakhang. Built in the 7th century by a Tibetan king, it was meant to subdue the demons that was residing in the Himalayas. The plan was to build a 108 temples but only two were built. The other one is in Paro. Guru Padmasambhva himself visited the temple several times and deemed it very sacred. The spectacular festival of Jambay Lhakhang is held at this temple every year. The festival lasts for five days. The main highlight is the fire dance which attracts many people from far and near.

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