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Jampa Lhakhang in Bumthang is associated with mythical tale of a Buddhist Tibetan King who built 108 temples in one day to subdue an ogress. The demon thwarted the spread of Buddhism. While majority of the 108 temples were built in Tibet, two were built in Bhutan, Kyichu Lhakhang in Paro and Jampa Lhakhang in Bumthang.

The end of last civil war fought in the country was marked with the construction of a Kalachakra – wheel of time in the Jampa Lhakhang by Ugyen Wangchuck, the First King of Bhutan. The name Jampa Lhakhang is derived from the temple’s main relic, Jowo Jampa.