At a distance of two kilometers from the Dzong is the Gangzur village that is most popular for pottery. The women folk from the village are skilled artisans and adept in the art of pottery. You can witness the women folk displaying their skills.
Aje Nye Trek is another pilgrimage site, it is a day’s trek to Phuningla passing through the villages of Domkhar, Phomodung, Tekhar and Dramthang. From Phuningla, it take one day to reach Aja Nye one of the sacred places blessed by Guru Rinpoche.
Khoma village is located an hour’s walk from the main road to Lhuentse Dzong and is famous for its intricate woven cloth made of silk called Kishuthara (brocade dress). This village is known for traditional hand woven textile works. If you can visit this village, we can see young and old women in-front of their looms weaving different kinds of textile.
Among the noble lineage to emerge from Kurtoe, the house of Dungkhar Ngatshang was home to Trongsa Penlop Jigme namgyel, progenitor of Wangchuck dynasty. Dungkhar Nagtshang is the ancient home of the Dungkar Choejie and the ancestral domicile of the Wangchuck Dynasty.
Kilung Lhakhang is located at a twenty minutes drive from the Dzong towards Kurtoe Dungkhar. The inhabited here are called Tshanglas, who have migrated during the late 1880’s. Kilung Lhakhang is situated on a ridge overlooking the Kurichu River built on the former site of the Kilung Gyalpo, a regional chieftain. It houses the sacred chain mall once used to recapture a statue that miraculously flew away from the Lhuentshi Dzong.