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Tamzhing Monastery

Tamshing Monastery is said to have been built by Pema Lingpa himself in 1501. Terton Pema Lingpa, born in the mid-15th century, is one of the five great spiritual treasure discoverers who possessed extraordinary knowledge and miraculous abilities. Beyond treasure discovery, he introduced religious dances and excelled in crafts like metalwork and wooden block carving for scriptures, leaving a lasting impact on Bhutan's cultural and religious landscape. Although there are several other monasteries of the Pema Lingpa tradition (Peling), Tamzhing is the principal seat of this revered figure. On the inner walls are what are believed to be original, unrestored images that were painted by Pema Lingpa.