Best Places to Visit In Bhutan

1. Thimphu

Thimphu Bhutan

Thimphu is the largest and capital city of Bhutan, also the the fourth highest capital in the world by altitude. The city of Thimphu is home to most of the important buildings such as Dechencholing Palace, Tashichho Dzong, National Library, Folk Heritage Museum and venue for the important festival popularly known as Cham dances or mask dances called Tshechu.

2. Paro

Paro Bhutan

Paro valley is home to list of sacred sites, historical buildings and also home to Paro international airport of Bhutan. The valley is known for tourist attractions such as Rinpung Dzong fortress monastery, National Museum of Bhutan, Chelela Pass, Nyamai Zam wooden bridge and Kyichu Lhakhang Buddhist temple.

3. Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest)

Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest) Bhutan

Paro Taktsang or populary known as Tiger’s Nest, is the most sacred site and Himalayan Buddhist temple in Paro Valley. The monastery located in the cliffside of above the Paro valley and must see tourist attractions of Bhutan.

4. Punakha

Punakha Bhutan

Punakha Dzong is one of the most majestic structures in Bhutan and also second largest dzong in the country after Trongsa Dzong. The Palace of Great Happiness is located close to east of the capital city, offers breathtaking view of the mountains, flowing river and green valley.

5. Wangdue Phodrang

Wangdue Phodrang Bhutan

The scenic Phobjikha Valley is located in the Wangdue Phodrang and home to list of most famous tourist attractions such as dzongkhags, impressive Gangteng Monastery, black-necked cranes, colourful Mask Dance Festival and popular trekking sites like Gangtey treks and Phubja Valley trek.

6. Trongsa Dzong

Trongsa Dzong Bhutan

The massive and spectacular structure of Trongsa Dzong is the largest fortress in Bhutan, an important administrative building and tourist attraction, also listed as a one of the tentative site for UNESCO sites of Bhutan along with Rinpung Dzong.

7. Memorial Chorten

Memorial Chorten Bhutan

The Memorial Stupa or Memorial Chorten in Thimphu is a prominent landmark of the city and also known as the most visible religious landmark in Kingdom of Bhutan, located on Doeboom Lam.

8. Dochula Pass

Dochula Pass Bhutan

Dochula mountain Pass on the road from Thimpu to Punakha is located at an elevation of 3,100 metres, The pass offers mesmerizing view of the snow-covered mountains, Royal Botanical Park, 108 stupas or chortens and rhododendron garden.

9. Motithang Takin Preserve

Motithang Takin Preserve Bhutan

Motithang Takin Preserve is a wildlife area or mini-zoo created for the takin – the national animal of Bhutan. The unique animal is a large species of ungulate and also found in India at western Arunachal Pradesh known as Mishmi takin.

10. Buddha Dordenma Statue

Buddha Dordenma Statue Bhutan

Buddha Dordenma statue in the mountains of Bhutan is one of the largest Buddha rupas in the world, made of bronze and gilded in gold. The statue is a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue and also tallest statue in Kingdom of Bhutan.

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