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The kumbu cremation ground in Gangtey, Wangdue is considered one of the most sacred cremation grounds in the country. Locals say that, here, it is not necessary to clean the ashes after cremation. The ground cleans itself.

Located at the base of a rocky hill called Khumbu Bja, the Kumbu cremation is also one of the oldest.

Kenpo Singye Dorji of Gangtey Sanga Choling Gemba said that the name kumbu could have been derived from Kumbum because the many rocks on the hill resemble Buddha statues. Locals believe that the hill actually contains thousand statues.

Sonam an elderly local, said it is believed that there is a deity looking after the ground who does the cleaning. “On auspicious days, from the juniper tree next to the cremation ground, one can see smoke coming out.”

March 12, 2015

Kumbu – The sacred cremation ground

The kumbu cremation ground in Gangtey, Wangdue is considered one of the most sacred cremation grounds in the country. Locals say that, here, it is not necessary to clean the […]
March 12, 2015

Tourism trend in Bhutan

Tourism trend in Bhutan is governed by more or less seasonality and the products being offered. Most tourists visit Bhutan for cultural tour. In a survey carried out few years back […]
March 12, 2015

Bhutan travel activities

You can go on a cultural tour or choose some adventure sports like trekking, mountain biking, hiking, rafting or motor biking in Bhutan.
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Bhutan Travel

We give you Bhutan travel information and information on how to get Bhutan visa. Getting a Bhutan visa for tourists in very simple. All tourists visiting Bhutan must contact a […]