Bhutan is one of the most culturally and aesthetically beautiful places on earth. It is blessed with high-reaching mountains, lush flora and fauna, hospitable people and anything else which may be considered beautiful.
Famously known as the Land of Thundering Dragon, Bhutan is increasingly becoming popular among tourists internationally, and due to the efforts of the Bhutanese government, thetourism sector has remarkably improved.
In this article, we shall help you in identifying five places in Bhutan which must find a place in your to-do list whenever you decide to visit this lovely, little nation of the dragon.
The first place on your list should be the capital city of Bhutan, Thimpu. It is a charming city which is caressed by the Himalayas and the famous Chuuriver. The city adheres to the old-world charm and closely monitors modern development activities as buildings can only be constructed in accordance with the Bhutanese style
The capital houses some of the most enchanting attractions such as National Memorial Chorten. MotithangTakin Preserve, and TaschichhhoDzong.
This small town steals the show due to its peaceful and clean environment. The major attractions of the town include the Crocodile Breeding Center, the Bhutan Gate, Karbandi Monastery, Chukha Hydrothermal Project and AmoChuu.
Apart from the man-made sights, the town is a pleasant sight to nature-lovers!
3. Taktsang Monastery
We are talking about one of the internationally renowned monasteries in the world and is considered a holy place in Bhutan. Known as the Tiger’s Nest, the monastery is situated atop a granite cliff and serves as a place for meditation. Standing on the edge of the cliff with a steep drop of about 800m, the monastery overlooks the beautiful Paro valley.
The Monastery bears historical relevance since it is said that Guru Padma Sambhava—regarded as the second Buddha in the country—did his meditation at the place where the building stands now. He is said to have reached the spot with the assistance of a flying tigress, and hence, the name.
Wangduephodrang is the last town along the central highway just before central Bhutan and situated in the south of Punakha. It is popular for its bamboo products, stone and slate carving, What is amazing about the town is the aesthetically incredible view of the confluence of Tang Chuu and Punakha Chu rivers.
The best time to visit the town is during the Tsechu celebration which happens in autumn.
5. Haa Valley
Haa Valley is among the lesser-known tourist attractions of Bhutan, but, if you are a lover of nature, then you cannot give this town a miss. Apart from its lush flora and fauna, the valley is known for its temples—TagchuGoemba, which is a century-old temple; KhakhangKarop, which is the famed White temple, ShekharDrak, which is known for its unique design. There are also fortresses in the region, and one of the most famous ones is DobjiDzong situated on a hilltop.