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Mebar Tsho (The Burning Lake)

The Burning Lake is a sacred site located in the Tang Valley of Bumthang, Bhutan. It is a popular destination for both locals and tourists who come to witness the natural beauty and spiritual significance of the lake.

The Burning Lake gets its name from a legend that tells of a famous Buddhist saint, Pema Lingpa, who discovered sacred treasures at the bottom of the lake in the 15th century. According to the legend, Pema Lingpa jumped into the lake holding a burning butter lamp and emerged with the treasures and the butter lamp still burning.The lake is believed to be a gateway to the hidden world and is considered one of the most sacred places in Bhutan.

Visitors to the Burning Lake can hike down to the shore of the lake and take in the tranquil surroundings. The lake is surrounded by towering cliffs covered in prayer flags, and the crystal-clear water reflects the sky and surrounding mountains. It is a peaceful and serene place, and visitors are encouraged to  respect the spiritual significance of the site and always be careful of the surroundings.

In addition to its spiritual significance, the Burning Lake is also an important site for biodiversity. The surrounding forests are home to many species of birds, and visitors can enjoy birdwatching in the area.

The Burning Lake is an important pilgrimage site for Bhutanese Buddhists, who believe that it holds the secrets of the universe. It is also a popular destination for tourists who come to experience the natural beauty and spiritual significance of the site. Visitors can spend a few hours at the lake, soaking in the peaceful atmosphere and learning about the legend of Pema Lingpa.