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Tourist Place in Bhutan

Paro

Paro is a historic town with rich culture, scenic beauty and hundreds of myths and legends. There are many sacred sites and historical buildings scattered through the area. It is home to many of Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries, National Museum and country’s only airport. It is considered one of the most beautiful valleys in Bhutan. Along with Punakha & Jakar, it forms the popular destinations in Bhutan known as the Golden triangle.

NATIONAL Museum:

Established in 1968 on a hill beyond Paro Dzong. It houses an impressive collection of fine arts, paintings, bronzes, textiles, jewellery and handicrafts sections as well as galleries of stamps for which the Country is very popular.

RINPUNG DZONG: The Fortress of the Heap of Jewels, built in 1645 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. It is an imposing square fortress, representative of typical Dzong architecture, with a central tower and courtyards housing the administrative (Dzongkhag) and has a community of about 200 monks. This place is also the venue of Paro Tsechu Which is held every year in spring season.

Taktsang Monastery:
Taktsang Monastery: Clinging on the steep rock, is one of the holiest temple in Bhutan.It is believed that Guru Rinpoche flew on the Tigress back and meditated here, therefore this place is a sacred one for all the buddhists. The trek to the temple through the pine tree and sweet aroma of the air is indeed a very special and memorable event.

Kyichu Temple: It is located overlooking Paro Chu & believed to be miraculously built by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gompo in the 7th century in one night.

Jangsarbu Lakhang: This lakhang is situated behind the Paro Dzong and houses the magnificient statue of Shakya Thuba or the Shakyamuni Buddha. This statue was carried off from Lhasa & kept in this place for one night ,but no one could move this statue the next day & so was kept here believing it was destined for this place


Thimpu

Textile Museum & Folk Heritage Museum: Housed in a wooden building with Bhutanese architecture the museum provides a fascinating insight into the Bhutanese material culture and way of life, their national dress, Bhutanese woven crafts etc.

Changakha Lhakhang: built in the 15th century this Lakhang is spectacularly located on the spur.

Takin Sanctuary: Takin,the Natoinal animal of Bhutan will be seen here. Takin has first half of body like a sheep and the lower half like that of a cow.

School of Arts and Crafts and the National Library: which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts, some dating back several hundred years, as well as modern academic books mainly on Himalayan culture and religion.

Tashichho Dzong: the main secretarial building which houses the throne room of His Majesty the King of Bhutan and also the head seat of Chief Abbot of Bhutan.


Punakha

It was the capital of Bhutan till 1955.Now the winter capital as it has year round mild climate. The rivers Mo & Po Mother and father respectively meet here and the confluence is marked by Punakha Dzong.

Punakha Dzong: Built in 1637, considered one of the most dramatic dzongs in the country.

Chimmi Lakhang: this temple is dedicated to the fertility goddesses Drukpa Kunley.


Bumthang

Bumthang meaning ‘Beautiful Field’ is one of the districts of Bhutan in the northern part of Bhutan. It is home to number of historically and culturally important sites.

Kurjey Monastery: final resting place of the first three kings of Bhutan.the teple in the middle is considered the most sacred because it is built on the site of a cave containing imprints of Guru Rinpoche’s body.

Member Tsho: Fresh Water Lake surrounded by prayer flags as it is considered sacred by Bhutanese as this is the site where Guru Rinpoche hid the sacred scriptures.

Jakar Dzong: Largest dzong in Bhutan located on a ridge

Jambay Lakhang: built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo to be one of the 108 temples built by king Songtsen Gampo in one night. It is considered one of the most ancient lakhang of Bhutan.

Tamsing Lakhang: It is the seat of Lama Sungtrul Rinpoche. Around 100 monks reside in this lakhang.


Wangdue Phodrang

It is apicturesque district, a 45 minute drive from Punakha and represents an important gateway to astern Bhutan.at an altitude 1200meteres.Bhutan’s hydropower production is based here.

Wangdue Phodrang Dzong: The dzong was burnt down by a fire in 2012. However, as the dzong was being renovated at the time of the fire, most of the historic relics had been put into storage and so were saved from destruction.