Paro, Punakha, and Thimphu Bhutan
Paro, Punakha, and Thimphu are three of Bhutan’s most vibrant towns and cities. Moreover you’ll most certainly pass through them on your way around the nation.
An itinerary like this allows you to see the most renowned sights in Western Bhutan.
In Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital, you’ll observe how old traditions mix with modernity. You will also have the opportunity to learn about Bhutanese architecture and history. Then, you’ll travel via the breathtaking Dochu La pass to Punakha. The historic winter capital of the Kingdom. Finally the journey concludes in the emerald-green Paro Valley. Here you can trek up to the famed Tiger’s Nest Monastery, a must-do in Bhutan.
This city is home to one of Bhutan’s most picturesque valleys, Paro Valley. It also serves as the location of the country’s only international airport. Its main street is quite traditional, with many small stores, companies, and restaurants.
Visit the National Museum here in Paro. You can see Buddhist murals, ancient antiques, and festival masks inside this circular stone structure.
The famous Taktshang (Tiger’s Nest) monastery is located 10 kilometers outside of town. It is located on the face of a 1000-meter-high cliff. History says that Guru Rinpoche, the father of Bhutanese Buddhism, arrived there on the back of a tigress. Hiking up to Taktshang Monastery provides breath taking views of the valley.
Bhutan’s administrative capital is at Punakha. At a height of 1,200 meters above sea level, it takes time to adapt. Moreover the Punakha Dzong is commonly regarded as the most magnificent in the country. This region is famed for growing both white and red rice. Indeed there is a stunning sight along the banks of Bhutan’s two most famous rivers, the Pho and the Mo Chu.
You may also learn about Bhutan’s culture, which is fascinating. The shrine of the Divine Madman is known as Chimi Lhakhang. The Divine Madman was a Buddhist monk who adored ladies and liquor. Chimi Lhakhang is currently a fertility temple where childless couples can be blessed. The Lobesa Hotel in Punakha is a good place to stay.
Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital, is the biggest city in Bhutan. It is the country’s political and economic center. Located in the country’s western-central region. This city is home to the majority of Bhutan’s main political structures, as well as the King’s formal palace, the Dechencholing Palace.
If you visit Thimphu you will discover a lovely colorful city set in a picturesque backdrop of blue skies, green mountains, and rice fields.
You may get personalized stamps printed with your photo at the post office there. If you enjoy sending postcards to friends and family while traveling, you can now incorporate your face on the stamp! Additionally you could go to the Takin Preserve, a zoo where you can see the Takin, Bhutan’s national animal.
You can ride up into the mountains to Cheri monastery, spin the prayer wheels, and learn about Buddhism and the monastery from your guide. You may also go to a paper plant. Discover how paper is created and colored.
The best time to visit Bhutan is during the spring months of March to May and the fall months of September to November. Visit Bhutan on your next holiday!
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