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PHUENTSHOLING (alt. 289m)

The frontier town is a thriving commercial center, situated at the base of Himalayan foothills. It is a fascinating place where different ethnic groups mingle for business and pleasure. A border town, Phuentsholing serves as a convenient entry/exit point for travelers, which leads to the Indian States of West Bengal, Sikkim and Assam.

Places of Interest in PHUENTSHOLING
Zangdo Pelri

Situated in the heart of the city, this small temple symbolically represents the heaven of Guru Rimpoche. On ground floor are statues of the eight manifestations of Guru Rimpoche and paintings depicting the life of Buddha. The next floor holds magnificent statues of the eight Bodhisattvas, Avalokitesvara and Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. The top floor houses the serene statue of Buddha Amitabha.

Kharbandi Goemba

Situated at the altitude of 400m overlooking Phuentsholing town and surrounding plains, Royal Grand Mother, Ashi Phuntsho Choedon, founded it in 1967. It is a beautiful monastery with frescoes on the life of the Buddha, statues of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Guru Rimpoche.