November 3, 2016
Her Majesty Gyalyum Tseyring Pem Wangchuck, Co-chair of the Bhutan Foundation, visited the Wangduechhoeling Palace project site to assess the ongoing restoration work. During the visit, Her Majesty visited the Lingkha Lhakhang (temple), which was completed in May this year. Her Majesty granted Tokha (traditional lunch) to more than 60 community members in front of the temple and engaged them in a discussion about how they can play a role in preservation of the palace.
In addition, Her Majesty visited all the rooms at the main palace structure, discussing various functions for each of the rooms to be allocated to turn it into a museum. Her Majesty was accompanied by the Director General and officials from the Department of Culture under the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs, Dasho Dzongdag and officials from Bumthang Dzongkhag, and the Bhutan Foundation.