Jampey Lhakhang

Spelt Jampey or Jambay Lhakhang is one of the 108 temples, built by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo in 659AD on a single day, to pin down ogress to earth forever. It was divined that supine demoness was causing obstruction to the spread of Buddhism and temples were constructed on her body parts that spread across Tibet, Bhutan and borderlands. The best known of these temples are Jorkhang in Lhasa, Kichu in Paro and Jambay Lhakhang in Bumthang. Other lesser known temples in Bhutan have been destroyed, but it is believed that among others, Kongchogsum in Bumthang, Khaine in Lhuentse and two temples in Haa may have part of these 108 temples. The temple was later visited by Guru Rinpoche and later restored by Sindhu Raja after Guru restored his life force. It has been repaired and rebuilt several times over time. This is a fabulous temple to visit in Bumthang