Top 5 best places to visit in Bhutan

  • Jul 19, 2020
  • Arjun Rijal

Bhutan is a small country located in south Asia in between China and India. The south part of Bhutan is respectively hot with humid atmosphere, the temperature varies from 15 to 30 degrees in this part. The temperature is comparatively low and cold in northern part as it is near the mountains.

Bhutan is rich with precious culture and diversity and there are many celebrations, every single village has their own celebration. Bhutan is cultural and religious country and now, also known as Land of happiness people.

The Bhutan has strict policy for tourism as you should do only arranged and guided tour in Bhutan. You must book Bhutan tour in advance through an authorized tour company. We have given list of the places in Bhutan that you should not miss when you travel to Bhutan.

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Taktsang Monastery

Taktsang Monastery is located above the Paro valley that is perched on a ledge halfway up the cliff face of the mountain, the monastery is renowned around the world for its unique and spectacular position.

Taktsang Monastery in Paro, Bhutan

Taktsang Monastery has become a legend in Bhutan and it is believed to be the meditation place of the Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) who first brought Buddhism into Bhutan. Legend says that Guru Rinpoche landed at this mountain after flying on a giant tigress believed to be a consort known as Yeshe Tsogyal. The construction of Taktsang Monastery complex dates back to 1692 AD and located at the altitude of 3120 meters above the sea level. The Taktsang Monastery is surrounded by hills blanketed with the lush green forests.

The Taktsang Monastery is one of the most popular places and visited places in Bhutan and thousands of travelers travel Bhutan to visit Taktsang Monastery every year. You have to hike about 2 hours from the bottom to reach the monastery however horses are available to ride as well. The Taktsang Monastery is included in all the tour package of Bhutan as such Short Bhutan tour.

Buddha Dordenma Statue

The Buddha Dordenma Statue is 169 feet tall and built at the foot of the hills in Thimphu valley, Bhutan. The iconic gold and bronze statue is visible from almost anywhere in Thimphu and it is one of the most popular tourist attraction of Bhutan.

Buddha Dordenma Statue in Thimpu, Bhutan

Buddha Dordenma Statue is a giant golden Shakyamuni Buddha statue constructed to commemorate the anniversary of fourth king of Bhutan Jigme Singye Wangchuk. The statue was constructed in 2015 AD and the construction cost was almost US $100 million. It is believed that this statue was mentioned as the “second Buddha” by Guru Padmasambhava in the eighth century.

Buddha Dordenma is the place that you should not miss on your Bhutan tour. The Nepal Bhutan tour includes visit of this statue.

Tashichho Dzong (Thimphu Dzong), Thimphu

Tashichho Dzong is another remarkable architectural structure in Thimpu, Bhutan that you should not miss to visit in your Bhutan tour. Tashichho Dzong is seat of the government of Bhutan and it is commonly known as Thimpu Dzong as well.

Tashichho Dzong (Thimphu Dzong), Thimphu, Bhutan

Thimpu Dzong has impressive structure with white washed walls, golden, red and black wood and gardens on a backdrop of blue sky. The Dzong was built in 1641 AD by Zhabdrung on the grounds of Dho Ngon Dzong and it caught fire a few times in the history.

The visit of this dzong is included in most of the tour packages of Bhutan tour including Nepal Tibet Bhutan tour.

Punakha Dzong

Punakha Dzong one of the best places to visit in Bhutan. The Punakha Dzong is the second largest dzong in Bhutan and it is known for its vivid structure, history and story. Punakha is the winter capital of Bhutan. Punakha Dzong is located at the altitude of 1,200 meter above sea level.

Punakha Dzong, Punakha, Bhutan

Punakha Dzong is considered to be the most beautiful one in the country and the very first national assembly was held here in 1953 AD and it is one of the most famous tourist attraction for tourist in Bhutan and one of the places that you should not miss on your Bhutan tour.

Phobjikha Valley

Phobjikha is a small town in the central part of Bhutan and bestowed with valleys, surrounded by mountains and lush greenery and known for beautiful landscapes.

Phobjikha Valley in Bhutan

Phobjikha valley is located at the altitude of 3000 meter above sea level and at the border of the Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park. The main attraction of this place is to get to experience the big flock of black-necked cranes at the winter season. The valley is important wildlife sanctuary in Bhutan, you can also see barking deer and it is the home to leopards, wild boars, red foxes, Himalayan black bears and many other wild animals.

Phobjikha valley is one of the places that you should not miss in your Bhutan tour.

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