Zhemgang lies in the south eastern regions of Bhutan and enjoys warm climatic conditions. It has a rich biodiversity and its forests are home to 22 endangered animal species. Zhemgang is one of the last places in Bhutan where ancient Bonism (ancient animistic shamanism) is still practiced. This has resulted in Zhemgang being one of the few places where one can witness unique culture, folk songs and dances. There are also famous Buddhist temples and national parks and reserves in Zhemgang. The renowned Royal Manas Park also lies partially in Zhemgang.
Some of the famous attractions re
Located in the heart of Buli village in Zhemgang, this temple is said to be founded by one of the great Tertons, Dorje Lingpa, in the 14th century and has many artefacts of that period including the twenty two silver bowls, golden cymbals and the ten golden statues.
Facing the Jowo-Durshing (The Black Mountains) along the Zhemgang-Gelephu highway, this monastery is believed to have been built in the 16th century. It is perched atop a cliff that resembles the head of an elephant, prophesied by Guru RInpoche to be the location where the bodily remains of the great Terton Pema Lingpa will be kept.