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TOP 10 MUST-SEE PLACES IN BHUTAN

TOP 10 MUST-SEE PLACES IN BHUTAN

A place where every person in this world wants to visit once in their life is BHUTAN. Bhutan is a landlocked country with Dzongs, kingdom, montane ecosystem, the bounty of blue poppy and diversified hotspots.

It is the second least populous nation after the Maldives which situated between autonomous region of China -Tibet and the Sikkim state of the northern part of India. The capital city of Bhutan is Thimpu. The identity of the land of Bhutan based on Buddhism that is headed by a spiritual leader and has feudal lords governing its body.

Bhutan is home to some incredible places that can be done by a person in his lifetime.

1.Paro Taktsang

Paro Taktsang, also known as “Tiger’s Nest” which located in the Cliffside of the upper Paro valley Bhutan, it is a Himalayan Buddhist sacred site. It is one of the famous tourist attractions in Bhutan. The main attraction about this monastery is its isolated location, which we can access only by mountainous paths. If you look at this monastery from the Paro valley, it seems to be impossible to reach there. 

2. Rinpung Dzong

A Dzong where we can experience the life of Buddha in portraits is Rinpung Dzong. This Dzong also is known as Paro Dzong, by hiking to this awesome Dzong we can experience the spectacular view of nearby valleys. Rinpung Dzong is famous for its most exquisite architecture. The main festival, Tshechu, makes this Dzong even more popular than it already is.

3. Chele La Pass

The highest motor able point in Bhutan is Chele La Pass which is about 13000 ft above sea level. This road holds hundreds of turns and sheer drops which is dangerous in the wintertime due to ice and snow and the risk of roll down. You will reach Chele La Pass for about 2hour drive from the Paro valley which covered in untouched forests.

4. Buddha Dordenma Statue

It is a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue which located in mountains of Bhutan, and this statue has over thousands of smaller Buddha statues which is as same as Buddha Dordenma statue. The construction of this statue started in 2006 and finished on 25 September 2015, the actual date to complete this statue is October 2010. It is about 52 m and contains 100,000 8-inch tall and 25,000 12-inch tall gilded bronze statues. 

5. Chomolhari

The mountain which is also known as ” the bridge of Kangchenjunga” is Chomolhari. This mountain is about 8,900 ft above the barren plains, with high altitude. It is a fantastic place for the trekkers they enjoy a lot by trekking this mountain.

6. Tashichho Dzong

This Buddhist monastery located on the northern edge of Paro Thimphu Punakha, which found on the western bank of Wang Chu. It constructed in 1641. This Dzong serves as both monastery as well as central secretariat of the present government. The Dzong is also known as “fortress of the glorious religion”.  

7. National Museum Of Bhutan

It is a cultural museum in Paro valley which established in 1968. This museum is a renovation of ancient Ta-dzong building, above Rinpung Dzong. It includes more than 3000 artefacts dating back to 1500 years and the masterpieces of bronze statues and paintings. 

8. Zuri Dzong Fort

It is one of the old Dzong in Bhutan from 12th century, here is an area where people believed to be the site where Buddha meditated in the 8th century. By climbing this Dzong, we can enjoy the excellent view of the Paro valley. It is a five-story building which is protected by the surrounding double walls. 

9. Drukgyel Dzong Monastery

Tenzin Drukdra built Drukgyel Dzong in 1649 in the upper part of the Paro District, Bhutan. This Dzong consists of a tall central building and adjacent courtyard surrounded by the smallest structures. In 1951, this Dzong destroyed by a fire, and the restoration work started in 2016 with the remain elements.

10. Gasa Tshachu

Gasa Tshachu is situated to the banks of Mo Chhu River, to visit this Hot Spring the visitors must trek for approximately 40min from the nearby road, along this way we can see small villages, bamboo forests and sparkling mountain streams. It is one of the famous hot springs in Bhutan.

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