Top 10 Tourist Attractions In Bhutan
Bhutan is the land of tradition, culture and beauty. This is one of the few places in the world to enjoy a solitude vacation for rejuvenation. The virgin nature of this land is untouched by commercialization.
Bhutan is famous for its exotic landscape, Buddhist cultural spots, Spectacular Mountain and the fresh nature. Every type of travelers from nature lovers to pilgrims, love this place and consider this as an important getaway spot. Here are the Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Bhutan, which you ought to visit during your stay in Bhutan.
1. Taktsang Monastery
This monastery is famous for its view, location and meditation. Located on the top of a high cliff made of granite, this is one of the holiest place in the country. It is also called as the Tiger’s Nest of Paro. The monastery perched on an edge of the hill and you can spot the Paro valley and the river from the monastery. The monastery is said to exist since 8th century. Guru Padma Sambhava, a religious leader meditated in this spot and which later became the spot for this monastery. This monastery is famous among those who love to enjoy meditation, exploration, natural sightseeing, trekking and much more.
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This is a cultural spot of Bhutan. This is the capital of the country, located on the laps of Himalayas. The view from this place is amazing. This is the only city in the world to have zero traffic lights. The city has maintained to keep its link with the culture and tradition of the land. You can find many new and old buildings in Bhutanese style. Top buildings to spot in this city are National Memorial Chorten, Tashichho Dzong, Motithang Takin preserve and others. Try to enjoy the traditional cuisine of the land, too.
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Paro is the right place for anyone looking to enjoy a natural spot. The undisturbed nature is an important attraction here. Surrounded by valley, mountains and rice fields, this region is an important historic site of the country. You can find a few historic structures and buildings here and there.
Rinpung Dzong monastery is an important structure here. You can visit the monastery during the auspicious times to enjoy the festival of masks. Visit the museum of this land, the National Museum of Paro to spot traditional weapons, slate carvings, stamp collections, prehistoric items, jewelry and others.
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This is a small town in Bhutan, which is famous for its serene nature and solitude environment. You can find a few attractions here like the crocodile breeding spot, hydrothermal project, Bhutan Gate, Karbandi monastery and others. However, the main attraction of this land is the nature. Trek and hike through the regions to find hidden attractions. If you are looking for some lone time with nature or a romantic time with your special one, this is the right place to visit.
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5. Bumthang Valley
This is a pilgrimage spot in the country. This valley holds many precious, ancient and important religious structures and sites. Located at the height of 2600m from sea level, this religious spot holds many ancient temples of the country. You can find apple trees and other natural beauties around the place. Jakar is one of the man towns to visit in the valley. You can find many interesting rituals in the religious structures during festival times.
Read More : Travel Guide of Bumthang
6. Wangdue Phodrang
Located close to the central highway, this is a popular destination. This valley is rich with pasture and cattle. The place is famous for bamboo souvenirs, stone carvings, slate carvings and others. The important attraction of this region is the Tang Chhu and Panakha Chhu. These two rivers add more beauty to the land. Visit the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, which is located on the top of the hill, where both the rivers start. If you visit during autumn, visit the monastery to enjoy Wangdue Phodrang Tsechu celebrations.
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7. Mongar and Lhuntse
Although geographically separated, these two places are considered as one by tourists. Located on the eastern part of the country, Mongar is a small town, which is one of the beautiful ones in Himalayas. You can find small structures, monasteries, nature and ruins in this region. Mongar Dzong is built in the place of the ruins and as a tradition, the entire monastery was built without a single nail or drawing.
Lhuntse is another isolated region of Bhutan located at an elevation of 1460m from the sea level. It is a rural region famous for Kurtoe region, which was the ancestral home of the Bhutan’s royal family.
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8. Phobjikha and Gangtey Valley
These two valleys are famous for its glaciers and the stream flowing from the glaciers to the open grasslands. You can easily spot the engendered black-necked crane, in this region. The Black Mountain national park is an important destination to visit in this region. You can spot a lot of flora and fauna in this park. It is around 6 hours’ drive from Thimpu. Thus, start as early as possible. If you are looking for a serene drive, choose the Rhodos, Dochula Chorten route. The entire region is called as Gangtey. You ought to visit the Jigme Singye national park and Gangtey monastery too, during your visit. This is the best place for nature lovers and photograph enthusiasts.
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9. Haa Valley
This a small but, an important destination to visit in Bhutan. The scenic value of this region is a top-notch element for any tourist. You can find a few temples and fortresses in this valley. Top attractions to visit in this valley are Lhakhang Karpo, white and black temples of Nagpo, Shekhar Drak, Dobji Dzong, Tagchu Goemba and others. Visit Dobji Dzong and reach the top floor to get a panoramic view of the region, from the top of the fifth floor. Many temples of this region are more than hundred years old.
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This is a momentous destination, which explains the culture and history of the land. This region is linked with many historic events. This region is located 1300m above the sea level and the valley raises up to 3000m above sea level. The Docchula pass of this region was the former capital of the country. You can find numerous sights of nature in this region. If you are looking to enjoy the culture and history of the land, visit Chimi Lhakhang, Punakha Dzong, Limbhukha and others.
This is not the exclusive list of attractions in this region. There are numerous tourist attractions and activities, which you ought to visit during your vacation in Bhutan. The best time to visit to find almost all the attractions at prime beauty is between October and December. If you are looking for natural attractions, April and May are the best time to visit. If you visit during late May, you can find numerous rhododendrons at bloom, covering numerous valleys with shades of colors.
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