The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) made its second site visit at the Wangduechhoeling Palace in Bumthang. The team visited Lingkha Lhakhang (temple), which has now completed restoration, and the main palace structure to review and evaluate the quality of work. While in Bumthang, the team met with district officials of the Bumthang Dzongkhag to discuss the possibilities of greater community involvement in the project and to explore ideas for its adaptive re-use.

This project has been possible with continued support from the AFCP and in close partnership with the Department of Culture, Division of Cultural Heritage Sites, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs.