Embrace Bhutan Cultural Tour
Bumthang | Bhutan
13 Nov 2019 | Wed
Day 07 of 13
Ogyen Choling Manor and Museum
Upon arrival at Ugyen Choeling Manor, we took a quick walk around to check out this amazing place. It’s a large multi-building facility that dates back to the 14th century.
Our two-night, one-day stay here was set up as a rest period for our group and guides. We were perfectly fine with this as it gave us a chance to visit Ogyen Choling Manor along with nearby Ogyen Choling Village.
We found the traditional Bhutanese architecture of Ogyen Choling Manor to be very interesting and beautiful (especially when walking around the inner courtyard area). The center building of the courtyard is the museum.
Check out the pictures below that cover the surrounding buildings and grounds of the amazing Ogyen Choling
Our room (Room 3 – Yiktshang), was located on the second floor of the Shaqkor building (front entrance building). It was accessed by a set of traditional Bhutanese stairs (which is more like a ladder).
It was a bit of a challenge to get our bags upstairs, but it was worth it. Our room was very spacious and came with a newly remodeled bathroom.
Restaurant / Meals
The dining room and kitchen where we had our meals were also located in the same building as our room (Shagkor). All of our meals were awesome! There was also an awesome wood stove that kept us warm while we ate. You can check out the pictures below to get a small sampling of what we had (mostly vegetarian dishes).
Ogyen Choling Manor Owners
Ogyen Choling Manor is owned and operated by Kunzang Choden and Swiss Husband Walter Roder.
Ogyen Choling Foundation
To contribute to the preservation and promotion of Bhutan’s historical and cultural heritage, and in so doing also support the social and economic well-being of the local community. More about Ogyen Choling Foundation can be found here.