Lhuntse Dzong

Lhuntse Dzong Fortress in Bhutan

Lhuntse Dzong (Fortress)

Lhuntse Dzong is loacted in Kurichhu valley that forms part of the Lhuntse dzongkhag.

Lam Ngagi Wangchuk, the youngest son of Ngawang Chogyal visited a number of holy sites in Bhutan including Kurtoe. According to accounts, when he was looking for a winter seat, the local deity appeared to him in the form of a white, bleating goat at the site where the dzong is located now. Taking the bleat to be an auspicious sign, he built a temple in 1552.