The Choekhor Valley where Amankora Bumthang is located is the site of some of Bhutan’s most auspicious monasteries and temples and easy day walks can take you to these beautiful sites. Many of these ancient buildings such as the 7th century Jampa Lhakhang are decorated with vibrant wall paintings and richly adorned altars that all have fascinating stories behind them. The surrounding area is also famed for its cottage industries including Bumthang butter, Emmenthal cheese, honey and the locally brewed Red Panda beer.
Amankora Bumthang is located adjacent to the Wangdichholing Palace, built in 1857 as the Kingdom’s first palace that served as the royal residence until this was moved to Thimphu in the 1950s. This is now the residence of a small monk body and you will often catch glimpses of them walking across the gardens from your bedroom.
The 16 suites are located in one building and are identical in design to those of the Aman properties in Punakha and Paro. There is also a library, well-appointed living room and impressive dining room. Located in the courtyard between the lodge and Wangdichholing Palace is an informal bonfire area for pre-dinner drinks. The spa offers three treatment rooms and a steam room.