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Places to visit in Bhutan.

The list of all top places to visit in Bhutan are located in the small fertile valleys.  Bhutan is a mountainous and landlocked country. The snow capped mountains and hills adorned with beautiful stupas surround these beautiful valleys. The colorful prayer flags fluttering the hills and mountain tops are a common sight.

As you visit Bhutan from the west to the east, you will discover that each of these valleys has its own beauty and uniqueness. Some tourists visiting in Bhutan still choose to travel to the eastern part which has its own charm. Most recommended places to visit in Bhutan are Paro, Haa, Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdiphodrang, Trongsa and Bumthang.

Major Tourist attractions in Bhutan:

Picturesque Paro

Taktshang-Monastery

One of the best places to visit in Bhutan is Paro. It is one of the biggest and most fertile valleys. Bhutan’s only international airport is located in this amazing valley. The iconic Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang) monastery is one of the main tourist spots.

Haa – Unspoiled & Unsullied

Haa-Valley

This beautiful hidden valley was closed for the Tourists until 2001. Explore the beautiful Chele la pass and discover the hidden secrets of this valley. Haa valley is certainly one of the most recommended places to visit in Bhutan.

Thimphu – The Capital City

Thimphu-Capital-City

Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan since 1960, lies at an elevation of over 7600 ft. The tallest statue of Sitting Buddha at Kuensel Phodrang is one of the best tourist sites in Thimphu. The annual Thimphu festival is a grand event.

Pictorial Punakha

Punakha

Explore the Majestic Punakha Dzong at the confluence of two rivers. Visit the Dochu la Pass (3140 m) with 108 well arranged small stupas on a hillock. You can also enjoy the breath taking views of the Himalayan ranges.

Wangduephodrang

Wangduephodrang

Wangduephodrang is the last town on the highway before entering Central Bhutan. This small town is little more than an enlarged village. The Wangduephodrang Dzong is the town’s most visible structure and a major tourist attraction.

Gangtey & Phobjikha

Gangtey & Phobjikha

The most beautiful valley of the Himalayas, also called “Switzerland of the Himalayas”. This beautiful valley at 3000 m is one of the best places to visit in Bhutan. The Black Mountain park separates the valley from central Bhutan.

Tantalizing Trongsa

Trongsa

Trongsa is an ancestral home of the present Royal family. The first two Kings of Bhutan ruled the country from here. Trongsa Dzong is the most impressive Dzong in Bhutan, built in the year 1644 by Chogyal Minjur Tempa.

Bumthang

Bumthang

Bumthang is the Cultural hub of Bhutan with ancient temples, the birth place of Bhutanese saint, Pema Lingpa. The place is also visited by Guru Rimpoche. This makes Bumthang one of the recommended places to visit in Bhutan.

Lhuntsi/Mongar/Trashigang

Discover the hidden treasures of eastern Bhutan. Explore the semi nomadic villages of Merak (3500 m) and Sakten (2800 m) where the Brokpas live. Sakten falls under pristine Wildlife Sanctuary and is home to Red Panda and Snow Leopard.