How to Explore Bhutan

bhutan The Himalayan Kingdom Bhutan is situated between India and China in South Asia. It has a population of about 2.1 million. Thimphu is its capital.

Foreign tourists are not allowed to visit interiors of some monasteries, temples and Dzongs. Yet, they can enjoy Bhutan’s cultural heritage.

Important Places

Important places to visit in Bhutan include Paro Valley, Taksang Monastery, Kyichu Lhakhang, Thimpu, Bumthang, Trongsa, Kencho Sum Lhakhang and Jakar Dzong.

Paro Valley

The air is pure at this valley. It is free from noise. The valley has retained its pastoral beauty despite many ongoing development projects and the presence of airport. The houses in the valley are beautiful when compared with other places in the nation. It is one of the valleys to receive first Buddhism imprint.

Thimphu


It is situated on the western bank of the river – Thimphu Chhu. It is free from traffic jams and traffic lights. It is a calm city. Its shopping street is famous for its national costume and picturesque architecture.

You can buy various items including thangkas, silver jewelry, basketwork, beautiful weaves in silk, wool and cotton apart from other traditional crafts.

Important places to visit around Thimphu include Tashichoe Dzong, Changlimithang, the Memorial Chorten, Changangkha Lhakhang, National Library School of Arts and Crafts, Zangto Pelri Lhakhang Zoo and Dechencholing Palace.

Punakha

Punakha Dzong was established in the year 1637. It was the winter capital of Bhutan for almost 300 years. Shabdrung Nawang Namgyel had constructed the Punakha Dzong. Ngagi Rinchen had built a temple at Punakha in 1328. It is situated close to the Dzong.

Trongsa

It dates back to 16th century. The meaning of Trongsa is the new village. Ngagi Wangchuk had first established the temple at this village in the year 1543. You can enjoy a spectacular view of the landscape for miles around Trongsa. It is very nice place to visit. Don’t forget to visit this place during your visit to Bhutan.

Bumthang

It encompasses 4 major valleys such as Ura, Tang, Chhume and Choskhor. Choskhor is the largest among these valleys. The prominent temples and Dzongs are situated in the Choskhor valley.

How To Reach

You can reach Bhutan by road through Phuntsholing. You can hire a vehicle to visit the places in Bhutan. The airport is situated at Paro. The flight from Paro to Kathmandu offers a fantastic view of the Himalayas.



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