Bumthang is home to many ancient and precious Buddhist site and hence considered a very sacred valley. Other than historical shrines and temples, Bumthang is popular for their production of Yathra, a handwoven yak and sheep wool textile and their buckwheat noodles known as Puta. In the fall season, Bumthang valley displays picturesque fields of flowering buckwheat.
One of the three domestic airports in Bhutan is located in Bumthang, which is a short 30min flight from Paro.
- Jakar Dzong: initially constructed in 1549 and renovated in 1897, the dzong is located above chamkhar valley.
- Jambay Lhakhang: A temple of Maitreya founded by a Tibetan emperor and is believed to have been visited several times by Guru Padmasamava. Popularly known to tourists for its festival with naked dance performances by masked monks. The temple consists of a hundred statues of Kalachakra.
- Kurjey Lhakhang: consists of three temples where Guru Padmasambava subdued evil spirits, meditated and left body imprints. It is
- Mebar Tsho (Burning Lake): the site where Pema Lingpa discovered Holy Scriptures from the bottom of the lake. It is believed that Pema Lingpa jumped into the lake with a butter lamp that was still burning when he reappeared after retrieving the treasured scriptures.