Bhutan is one of those places filled with lots of recreation activities and wonderful sights to see. That’s why we’re here to help. Here, you’ll find out some of the most famous spots in Bhutan that’s definitely worth visiting next time you decide to pursue a Bhutan travel escapade.
One of the must-see places in Bhutan is the Thimphu, because it’s a beautiful city nestled in the Himalayas and it’s filled with wonderful sceneries, such as the Chuu River flowing through this area. What’s also good about this place is that it’s the only city in the world where there aren’t any traffic lights wherever you go.
Over the years, Thimphu managed to retain its culture as well as its old world charm despite the modern developments taking place.
We highly regard the Paro as another wonderful travel destination in Bhutan because it’s a breathtaking valley that’s surrounded by lush green fields. However, aside from that, it’s also a historic town with ancient buildings magnificently scattered around the area. Along with Punakha and Jakar, Paro forms a ‘golden’ triangle with them, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations.
The craggy mountain hills, as well as the undisturbed beauty of Paro give it a peaceful atmosphere, that for travelers whose purpose is to unwind whilst travel, they would appreciate what Paro has to offer.
3. Taktsang Monastery
This monastery is situated on a high cliff towards the town of Paro. The Taktsang monastery was first built in the year 1692, and around the Taktsang Senge Samdup, lies the cave of Guru Padmasmbhava. Some locals claim that this is where he meditated for three months during the 8th century. Aside from that, it’s also believed that the Guru Rinpoche also flew from this location, coming from Khenpajong, Tibet and fought a demon while riding a tigress. After that, he performed a meditation in one of the caves here and made the place blessed.
With that, this place has been popularly known as the “Tigers Nest,” while Guru Padmasambhava as the man who introduced Buddhism in Bhutan.
The Wangduephodrang is the last town on the central highway before you can reach the central of Bhutan. It’s situated in the south of Punakha and it’s a town that has a very rich pastureland for cattle. Though, that’s not all; it’s also a district best known for the bamboo products it has to offer, together with stone carvings and slate. Wangduephodrang is open for everyone, and a lot of people enjoy going here, especially when they’re celebrating autumn.
5. Punakha Dzong
Last, but definitely not least would be the Punakha area. It’s a breathtaking destination in Bhutan because it has been related to some of the most memorable events that transpired in Bhutanese history, and because of that, there’s no denying that it truly deserves its reputation as one of the best places to go to in Bhutan– especially for those who want to get a better understanding of the Bhutanese culture.
What are you waiting for? Have a Bhutan travel and explore the one-of-a-kind landmarks of the Bhutanese capital.