5 Major Attractions in Bhutan

5 Major Attractions in Bhutan

Bhutan is a place filled with lots of recreation activities and things to do, but here we will brief you about top 10 best places to visit. Bhutan is famous for its beautiful treks, unforgettable culture, natural sights and much more. You can explore all the amazing Bhutan places in our Bhutan Tour Packages

1. Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Trek up to the iconic Taktsang Monastery, also known as the Tiger’s Nest. This is the site at which Guru Rimpoche is believed to have meditated in the 8th century. The original structure was built in the 17th century, which burnt down; and what we visit today was built in 1998. The trek is beautiful – it takes between two to four hours of first walking uphill and then downhill. It’s not an easy trek, but the fluttering of prayer flags and rattling prayer wheels along the way draw your attention away from the boulder-strewn path. Once you’re up there, check out beautiful Paro valley a thousand metres below you – by far one of the best sights anywhere.

2. Kurjey Lhakhang Monastery

A milestone location in the history of The Kingdom, a visit to the Kurjey Lhakhang Monastery is essential for those who want to gain perspective of the evolution of Buddhism in Bhutan. Guru Rimpoche is said to have meditated here and blessed the place. Plus, Bhutan’s first three kings are buried here too.

3. Thimphu

A captivating city, Thimphu was elevated to capital city status in 1961. Other than its traditional Buddhist sights and flavour, Thimphu offers museums, landmarks and the unparalleled Weekend Market experiences. Explore the city on foot if you’re there on a Sunday, when every Sunday of the month is pedestrian day. Prepare to be mesmerised by locals in national dress thronging the streets, walking side by side with young hipsters in fashionable clothes.

4. The Druk Wangyal Chortens and Temple at Dochula Pass

A short drive from Thimphu and a climb of 3,100 metres takes you to one of the most beautiful places in The Kingdom. Just standing at Dochula Pass with its countless prayer flags sending messages into the winds is an experience of a lifetime. The view of the majestic Himalayas is one that is going to stay with you for a long time. While here, visit the war memorial, (if you believe that such a peaceful and happy country could have actually fought a war!), the Druk Wangyal Chortens or stupas and the Druk Wangyal Temple.

5. Phobjikha Valley

Home to a beautiful wildlife reserve, Phobjikha Valley is a glacial valley on the slopes of the Black Mountains. Famous for the huge flocks of globally threatened black-necked cranes that migrate here in the winter months, Phobjikha Valley is an animal watcher’s dream with 13 other globally threatened species to be found here as well.

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  • Government of Nepal
  • Nepal Tourism Board (NTB)
  • Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN)
  • Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP)
  • Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO)
  • Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB)

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