Dawathang Lhakhang

5 kms north of the district headquarter and 500m north of Kurje
hidden, stands the small one-storied temple of Dawathang surrounded by houses and partly hidden by trees.

The name Dawathang means the plain of the moon and is related to the shape of the locality which looks like the moon on the 14th day. Guru rinpoche is said to have given a prophecy regarding the holy medicinal spring which sprouts in the place and the place itself

First there was only a small chorten called Begor chorten and the place was called Begorthang.
The temple was built in 1954 by by Dasho Phuntsho Wangdu and Ashi Pelden from Lamey Gompa palace. They foolow an advice from the great Tibetan master Polo Khen Thubten Kunga Gyeltshen who said that the temple will benefit Buddhism in Bhutan and protect the doctrine against invaders.
The temple was given to their son, the 2nd Palpung Khyentse Rinpoche (19 ?-1998), also called Palri Khyentse or Lamey Gompa Khyentse, who had been recognized by the 16th Karmapa. He was a high reincarnate lama close to the Nyingma and Karma Kagyu lineage. The temple is now the property of Ani Chador Dolma, Palpung Khyentse Rinpoche’s wife.

Architectural style / school and related art works
The temple is small and divided into an assembly hall and an inner sanctuary. In the inner sanctuary the main statue is a beautiful bronze statue of Guru Rinpoche in his form Nansi Zilnoen (who subjugates the worlds). He is surrounded by 12 of his emanations according to the text of the Barche Lamsel (which clear obstacles).
The paintings represent the 12 Buddhas according to the Dzogchen Nyingma tradition.
The paintings of the assembly hall represent on one side the great Dzogchen Nyingma master Kunkhyen Lonchenpa (14th c.) and his religious lineage. On the other side, the Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal (17thc.) and his lineage.

Social cultural function
It serves as the Dawathang community temple and the caretaker is from the community.
Readings of holy texts and fasting practices are conducted in the temple.
The place is famous for its holy spring (grubchu) which is now bottled on a commercial basis.