Important Places & Sights in Bhutan

Important Places & Sights in Bhutan

Important Places & Sights in Bhutan

The Tiger’s Nest Monastery-Taksang

The Tiger’s Nest Monastery-Taksang

The Tiger’s Nest Monastery hangs on a cliff and stands above an enchanting forest of blue pines and rhododendrons. As this beautiful and very exceptional monastery is a sheer climb the hill (900 meters), a pony can be arranged for the ride up, but only until the cafeteria.
Punakha Dzong

Punakha Dzong

Built between two rivers in the 17th century by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel served as capital of Bhutan until 1955 and is still the winter residence of the central monk body. Punakha Dzong houses sacred artifacts and embalmed body of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel.
Paro Bhutan

Paro Bhutan

It doesn’t take long to understand why Bhutan is considered the last ShangriLa (Heaven on Earth). As your flight lands at Paro, the rich fertile valley quickly makes an impression on you; that it is pure and breathtaking. Between the snowy rich mountainous North and the dramatically scenic forested South, majestic varied beauties and enchantments abound in Bhutan and Paro simply helps…
Trongsa

Trongsa

Much of the tourism in Trongsa is focused on history. This is originally the land of origin of the Wangchuk Dynasty. Digging into Bhutan’s history is fascinating, but part of any trip is finding special places to pause and take it all in. Trongsa, situated at an elevation of 2300m/7545ft, gives you that sense of pause, a spot to relax.
Thimpu

Thimpu

While most trips begin in Paro, one cannot stay away from visiting Thimphu, the capital city whose rich human heritage dates back hundreds of years and whose landscape is dotted with ornate buildings and monasteries and frescoed temples perched in dramatic locations. Thimphu is the capital and largest city of Bhutan. It is situated in the western central part of…
Tashichho Dzong

Tashichho Dzong

Many Dzongs were built in Tibet and Bhutan in the 11th century, to accommodate logistic functions but it also acted as a citadel that would shelter civilians during a war or a natural catastrophe.
National Institute for Zorig Chusum

National Institute for Zorig Chusum

The National Institute for Zorig Chusum is based in Thimphu and Trashi Yangtse and was established by the Government of Bhutan in 1971 to preserve and promote traditional art in contemporary Bhutan. In the National Institute of Zorig Chusum, thirteen skills are taught to students.
Kyichu Lhakhang

Kyichu Lhakhang

Kyichu Lhakhang in Paro, and Jambay Lhakhang in Bumthang are arguably the oldest temples in Bhutan.
Drukgyal Dzong

Drukgyal Dzong

Drukgyal Dzong, a medieval fortress and now in ruins is located in the higher regions of Paro.
Jigme Dorji National Park

Jigme Dorji National Park

Jigme Dorji National Park just a Wildlife Sanctuary back in 1974 but it was upgraded to a National Park in 1993. It is located in the north-west region of Bhutan.
Chele la Pass

Chele la Pass

Chele la Pass, situated at an altitude is 3,988 meters is the highest motor passable road in Bhutan. Situated at a distance of 40km from Paro, this is actually a mountain pass that needs to be crossed in order to reach the Haa valley.
Pele La

Pele La

Pele La mountain pass at 3420m is the corridor that leads to Central Bhutan.

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