Gom Kora is also known as Gomphu Kora. Gomphu means ‘Meditation cave’ and Kora means ‘Circumambulation’. It is about 24km drive from Trashigang on the road towards Trashiyangtse. Guru Rimpoche meditated in order to subdue a demon that dwelt in the big rock. The temple is renowned for its festival held in the 2nd lunar month. The central figure in the temple is Guru Rinpoche. To the right is Chenresig, in his 1000-armed aspect. To the far right is an image of the snake demon Gangan Yonga Choephel, who holds a golden mirror in his right hand. The wall murals to the far right are believed to date from the 15th century.


Bhutan is divided into 20 districts known as Dzongkhags, popular ones among tourists being Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Phobjikha and Bumthang. Regardless, each place offers its own unique experience to the traveler visiting Bhutan.

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