Best Places to Visit in Bhutan
If you are planning your next vacation in Bhutan, you should know the best places to visit in Bhutan so that you can make the most out of the trip. Here is a list of 6 best places to visit in Bhutan, with brief description and photographs.
Taktsang Monastery, popularly known as Tiger’s Nest in Paro is one of the holiest places in Bhutan. The monastery is mounted on a high granite cliff and overlooks the Paro valley and the river. It is believed that in the second half of the 8th century, Guru Padma Sambhava known as the second Buddha in Bhutan, meditated at the spot where the monastery is situated having alighted there on the back of a flying tigress. It is also an ideal place for a short trek. No wonder why Taktsang Monastery is one of the top destinations in Bhutan.
Thimphu, culturally the most significant place in Bhutan, is charming capital city nestled in the Himalayas with the beautiful sights of the Chuu River flowing through it. You would be surprised to know that Thimpu is the only city in the world with no traffic lights. Thimphu has retained its culture and old world charm as modern development is closely monitored and new buildings can be built only in Bhutanese style and up to a certain height. Tashichho Dzong, National Memorial Chorten and Motithang Takin Preserve are the top attractions of Thimphu.
Paro is a gorgeous beautiful valley, surrounded by lush green rice fields. It is a historic town with many sacred sites and historical buildings scattered through the area. Along with Jakar and Punakha, Paro forms the ‘golden triangle’ of popular tourist destinations in Bhutan. Likewise, craggy mountain hills and undisturbed serene beauty, the clean air and peaceful atmosphere make it a must visit place in Bhutan. In Paro, Rinpung Dzong, which is one of the finest examples of a Bhutanese monastery, mostly attracts the visitor. The Dzong hosts the Paro Tsechu i.e festival of masks. The National Museum of Paro is also a major tourist attraction in Paro. The museum exhibits rich stamp collections, slate carvings, Thangka paintings, prehistoric items, jewellery, traditional weapons and other articles reflecting Bhutanese culture.
Punakha, the breathtaking destination in Bhutan, has been inextricably linked to some of the most momentous events in the Bhutanese history. Punakha is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in Bhutan. It deserves its reputation as one of the most beautiful and significant regions at the heart of Bhutanese culture. This district, leveling from 1300m at the valley floor rises to almost 3000m around Dochhula pass, served as the capital of Bhutan from 1637 till 1907. People visit this place mostly to understand the Bhutanese history and to enjoy its natural beauty. Punakha Dzong, Chhimi Lhakhang and Limbhukha are the things you love to see in this beautiful area.
Haa Valley, a relatively new but must see destination in Bhutan, is popular for virgin beauty of nature. Along with scenic sights, you will also find some temples and fortresses around this valley. Lhakhang Karpo and Nagpo-the famous White and Black temples, Shekhar Drak-an unique temple, Tagchu Goemba-a100 year old temple and Dobji Dzong- a five storeyed fortress on a hilltop are the things that make Haa Valley one of the best places to visit in Bhutan.
Phobjikha and Gangtey Valley
Phobjikha and Gangtey Valley, both the places are also significant tourist attractions in Bhutan. The Gangtey and Phobjikha are glacial valleys with a stream flowing through their open grasslands presenting one of the most beautiful landscapes in Bhutan. These valleys are home to endangered black necked crane. The famous Black mountain national park, home to diverse specie of flora and fauna is also nearby. It is around 6 hours drive from Thimpu. The drive among Dochula Chortens and Rhodos is simply mesmerising. Gangtey Monastery and Jigme Singye National Park are famous among visitors in the region.
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