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Lao Destination Guide

Discover Lao in Bhutan

Lao in the region of Bhutan (general) is a town located in Bhutan - some 116 mi or ( 187 km ) East of Thimphu , the country's capital .

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Local time in Lao is now 08:47 PM (Thursday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Thimphu " with a UTC offset of 6 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Trongsa, Tobrang, Thimphu, Trashi Yangtse, and Trashigang. When in this area, you might want to check out Trongsa . Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Lao ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary

The Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary (also spelled Bumdelling and Bomdeling), which also contains the former Kulong Chu Wildlife Sanctuary, covers 1,520.61 square kilometres in north-eastern Bhutan at elevations between 1,500 metres and 6,000 metres . The Sanctuary covers most of Trashiyangtse District, including Bumdeling Gewog. The Sanctuary was planned in 1995 and established in 1998. It contains diverse flora, fauna, and scenery including alpine lakes and the Bumdeling Valley.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 27.80 91.44 (Lat./Long.); Less than 6 km away
Tags: Important Bird Areas, Lhuntse District, Mongar District, Protected areas established in 1998, Trashiyangtse District, Wildlife sanctuaries of Bhutan

Khaling Wildlife Sanctuary

Khaling Wildlife Sanctuary is the smallest protected area of Bhutan covering 334.73 square kilometres in Samdrup Jongkhar District along the southern border with Assam. Its elevations range between 400 metres and 2,200 metres . Khaling Wildlife Sanctuary is, despite its small acreage, an important habitat for elephants, gaur (Bos gaurus), and other tropical wildlife.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 27.80 91.44 (Lat./Long.); Less than 6 km away
Tags: Samdrup Jongkhar District, Wildlife sanctuaries of Bhutan


Bomdeling is a settlement in the north of Bhutan. It is located in Trashiyangtse District.

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Located at 27.67 91.44 (Lat./Long.); Less than 17 km away
Tags: Populated places in Bhutan

Trashiyangtse District

Trashiyangtse District is one of the twenty dzongkhags (districts) comprising Bhutan. It was created in 1992 when the Trashiyangtse district was split off from Trashigang District. Trashiyangtse covers an area of 1,437.9 square kilometres . The district seat is Trashiyangtse.

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Located at 27.67 91.42 (Lat./Long.); Less than 19 km away
Tags: Districts of Bhutan, Trashiyangtse District