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“this is the place from which tertoen pema lingpa took out thetreasure.”
Review of Burning Lake

Ranked #3 of 6 things to do in Bumthang
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

when i go there the river was too big which doesn't allow us to see clearly but how ever it was good that we could at least see something like flame from the lake. it was quite frightening that the path is so dangerous and our dzongkhag administration needs to take so consideration on that.

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Reviewed September 9, 2012

You will need a guide to reach the Burning Lake. The road is motorable till one point and then you need to walk the last patch (for five minutes).

There is nothing burning here, except may be seeds of your karma burn when you pray here. The name Burning Lake is a literal translation of the name of the place in the local language. Ask your guide for detailed explanation.

The stones are a little slippery so do watch out for each other.

You could cross the bridge and explore a bit more around the place. (Someone suggested this but we didn't explore as it started raining and we decided to move.)

Location
8-10 km from the bus station. You can take a taxi or hire a mountain bike in the market near the bus station.

Thank BunchOfYahoos
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

This river has a very interesting story behind it, and it is said the water looks like hot oil, it actually does. The area is surrounded by prayer flags and mini stupas so really beautiful and peaceful. Worth the short walk it takes to get there

1  Thank EmilyFS
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

The Burning Lake is one of the sights of this area, an important part of the local folklore; there is a story of how the metaphoric jewels of Buddhism were discovered here that a good guide will tell you. It is a bit of steep descent into the valley in which the lake (really a stream) is found, so be careful. The rocks on which one stands to look at the lake are a bit slippery. Our guide told us cheerfully of a skeptic whom the lake claimed!

1  Thank Chitra_Indica
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

definitly a place to visit but i must say that i was expecting something different. i found a smal lake sourrended by prayer flags and many tourists...

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