Lamay Monastery

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Lamay Monastery
Lamay Monastery is located in Bhutan
Lamay Monastery
Lamay Monastery
Location within Bhutan
Coordinates 27°32′44″N 90°43′30″E / 27.54556°N 90.72500°E / 27.54556; 90.72500
Monastery information
Location Bumtang, Bhutan
Type Tibetan Buddhist

Lamay Monastery or Lamay Gonpa is a Buddhist monastery in Bumthang, Bhutan. It is located four kilometers (two and a half miles) above the Jakar Dzong and was built by the Trongsa Penlop, Sonam Drugel, the great-grandfather of King Ugyen Wangchuck in the 19th century. Wangchuck restored the building and it was used as the residence of his two daughters. The palace’s main tower was destroyed due to structural problems.[1] Today the building houses the Forestry Institute.

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Coordinates: 27°32′44″N 90°43′30″E / 27.54556°N 90.72500°E / 27.54556; 90.72500