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Ura lhakang, the local temple at the center of the village of the same name. Located in the Ura valley just east of the Bumthang valley, it is a popular place to visit, credited with being part of the cultural heartland of Bhutan.

Most farmers grow potatoes but the crop is constantly being marauded by deer, and as a consequence it is not unlikely that they will switch to other crops.

Faithful revelers can be seen in the photo, tirelessly making their rounds (always clockwise) around the temple, chanting their mantras and spinning the many prayer wheels lining the facade. Old people come her daily, steadily working on improving their karmas and gaining more merit with the gods.

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