Gom Kora

Gom Kora is a Buddhist temple located in the district of Trashiyangtse in eastern Bhutan. It was built in the 9th century by the Tibetan saint Guru Rinpoche and is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. The temple is situated at the base of a large rocky outcrop and is known for its unique architecture, which features intricate carvings and paintings. Gom Kora is also famous for the annual Gomphu Kora festival, which is held in the courtyard of the temple and attracts thousands of pilgrims from Bhutan and neighboring Arunachal Pradesh, India. During the festival, pilgrims circumambulate the rock to cleanse themselves of sin and gain merit. Gom Kora is considered a sacred site in Bhutan and is a popular destination for tourists and pilgrims alike.