Top places to see in Bhutan
Bhutan is an awesome place to visit, a magical ancient kingdom with beautiful scenery and a fantastic history. Tashichho Dzong: Another large monastery and fortress, this one is located on the outskirts of the country’s summer capital Thimpu, on the western bank of the Wan Chu River. This is traditionally the seat of the Dhama Raja, head of Bhutan’s civil government, an office held by the king since the monarchy was established in 1907.
Its peaceful serene beauty and clean air, surrounded by unlevelled mountains, lush green fields and historical buildings make Paro the foremost popular destination in Bhutan. It is here in the city, where the only international airport can be found. Thus, Paro receives maximum number of tourists year round. There are frequent visits to the attractive dzongs such as Paro and Zuri; monasteries and palaces like Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest Monastery), Pelri Goemba, Ugyen Pelri Palace. Other best tourism places include temples, monuments and museums such as Bondey Lhakhang, Khangkhu Lhakhang, Tago Lhakhang, Druk Choeding and National Museum. Paro is a historic town with peaceful atmosphere and it is best explored on foot. It is worth a stroll witnessing the everyday life of the locals which ultimately makes it a must visit place in Bhutan.
Druk national carrier of the Royal Government of Bhutan and we will lift you over the mountains in either an Airbus A319 or an ATR 42-500. Our flights come out of nine cities, and we are expanding our hubs to accommodate the growing number of tourists who want to experience this country. We will treat you like royalty, and your flight will be an as much pleasure for you as serving you is a pleasure for us. Come and be our guest as Drukair brings you to a land that time seems to have forgotten but you will never forget. See additional details on Druk Air.
Rinpung Dzong is a beautiful dzong (fort), with towering walls, built in the 16th century. Known as the Fortress on a Heap of Jewels, Rinpung Dzong is among the best tourist places to visit in Bhutan and a classic example of Bhutanese architecture and deep rooted traditions. You can look at the Bhutan tourist places map for its exact location. The entire area is filled with various temples and shrines. Some of the shrines are, Kungarwa, Monk’s assembly hall, Sandalwood stupa, protector’s shrine and so on. Every year there is an annual festival of tshechu and it is held in Rinpung Dzong and it starts from the eleventh day to the fifteenth day and the day is marked in Bhutan’s lunar calendar. If you want to know the months properly then it’s the months of March to April. In this festival holy images are carried in a procession, and this very thing is followed by the mask dances which tells many stories and these are performed by the monks for many days. On the fifteenth day before the dawn breaks a sacred banner which consists of eight manifestations of Padmasambhava is showed for the public in those early hours and the tradition is that there will be no sunlight to fall on the banner. Located at an altitude of about 3,989 meters, Chele La pass is among the popular tourist places in Bhutan. The magnificent pass is en-route the Haa Valley in Paro. On a nice and clear day, you can experience the Jomolhari mountain from here and the adjacent peaks from the northwest side and can view the valleys of Haa and Paro as well.