Top places to see in Bhutan

Top places to see in Bhutan

Bhutan is an awesome place to visit, a magical ancient kingdom with beautiful scenery and a fantastic history. Dochula Pass: This pass is popular with holidaymakers as it offers 360-degree panoramic views of the Himalayas. 108 chortens line the mountain road, which takes travellers between Thimpu and Punakha. At the top of the pass, there are not only spectacular views, there is also spiritual solace to be found for tourists and locals alike in the Druk Wangyal Lhakhang Temple.

Phobjikha is an enormous U-shaped glacial valley bordering the Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park. This ever enchanting land is where the beautiful black-necked cranes are found during winters. Not just that, as picturesque and quiet this place may be Phobjikha witnesses thrilling festivals as well. Held every year in the confines of the Phobjikha Valley, Tsechu Festival and the Crane Festival that welcomes the black-neck cranes are vigorously celebrated in the Gangteng Monastery courtyard. However, this abode on the western slopes of the Black Mountains offers spellbinding views of beautiful valleys, marshy land and grassy pastures. In addition to the cranes, since Phobjikha is close to Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park, you can sight muntjacs (barking deer), wild boars, sambars, serows, Himalayan black bears, leopards and red foxes in the surrounding hills. Apart from the wildlife in Bhutan, other attractions in Phobjikha are Gangte Goemba, Nyelung Dechenling, Khewang Lhakhang, Kumbu Lhakhang, Damchen Lhakhang, White Chorten and Wangmo Hand-Woven Carpet Factory.

Resting deep in the cradle of the Himalayas is a magical kingdom with beautiful scenery and fantastic history. It’s not a fairytale, but a wonderful visual delight is waiting for you to come and visit. The peaks of the mountains are high and steep, but you don’t have to climb over them. You can fly through the air on the wings of a Drukair flight to reach this beautiful Shangri-La. Find additional info on Druk Air.

Punakha Dzong is the second largest dzong in Bhutan(The Land of Thunderbolt) and is known for its brilliant structure. Among the best tourist places in Bhutan, the dzong speaks volumes about the beautiful stories and traditions of the Buddhist culture. Do not miss this on your Bhutan sightseeing tour. Punakha is the winter capital of this country and the head clergy of Bhutan spends the winter in this popular Dzong. The Punakha Dzong is situated on the 1,200 meters and on this height no one ever suffers from height sickness or oxygen shortage, so if you are thinking about hiking in Bhutan, then you can aim for the higher place such as Paro Taktsang or tiger’s nest and it’s a very ideal place for beginners. This dzong is considered the most beautiful one in the country and the very first national assembly was held here in 1953. This is the second largest fortress in Bhutan and most popular one as well. To finish the building of this dzong took a year and the most interesting fact is that this building has no usage of nails. Almost every national treasure of the country is kept here, and in here the king of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck got married to the Queen Jetsun Pema in 2011.

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