Jakar dzong is also known as Jakar yugyal dzong. it is located on a ridge above jakar town. it was built by Lam Ngagi Wangchuk(1517-1554) who came to Bhutan to spread the teaching of Drukpa Kagyupa. The word Jakar is derived from the word bjakhab, meaning “white bird”, in reference to Jakar’s foundation myth.
According to the oral legend, a group of lamas and elders were considering moving a fort which was situated at the eastern site of the Bumthang valley. There was an attack by tibetan army. The ruler named Phuntso Namgyal tried thrice to assassinate Zhabdrung and destroy Dzong. The defenders sought help of the protecting deities.
- AddressBumthang , Bhutan
- Category Fortress, Monastery
- Location Bumthang
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