If talking about Bhutan, one might imagine that monks are very numerous because 75% of the population are Buddhists. However, what is so interesting about Bhutan? Here are some of the must-see attractions in Bhutan.
5 Bhutan Tourist Places You Must Visit
1. Tiger’s Nest Monastery
Tiger’s Nest Monastery hangs on a cliff and stands on a stunning blue forest of pine and rhododendrons. To go to one of Asia’s most beautiful temples , you can ride a pony, but only until the canteen. From there, you must walk on a steep path and a few narrow stairs to the monastery itself. You can enjoy the view of the Paro valley from here. This place is where Guru Rinpoche brought Buddhism to Bhutan.
2. Punakha Dzong
Punakha Dzong is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan. This place is also known as Pungthang Dewachen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). Punakha is accessible 3 hours drive east of the Thimpu capital, and after crossing the mountains, you can see the stunning scenery. Dzong is located between two rivers, Pho Chu (male) and Mo Chu (female) which has a striking water color difference. Also, Dzong is connected to the mainland through a curved wooden bridge that has many precious relics from the rulers who once ruled here.
3. Zuri Dzong
Peak Zuri Dzong is the perfect place to enjoy the whole view of the valley of Paro. Here there is also Zuri Dzong, the oldest dzong in Bhutan. In addition, there is also a cave where the Buddha came to meditate in the 8th century. Tourists can enjoy the serenity in this place. The journey takes about 30 minutes if someone starts from the tower museum, and an extra hour to get out to Uma.
4. Gangtey Valley
The Gangtey Valley is one of the most amazing valleys in the Himalayas, and many call it the Shangri-La of Bhutan. You can find flat valleys without trees after passing through and climbing a dense forest. The journey you have to go is through Gogona and Khotokha, past pastures and fields, then juniper forests, magnolias and rhododendrons, which will bloom in full in April. You can also visit Gangtey history monastery In addition, there will be a special present for those who visit Gangtey during the winter, as they will be able to catch Cranes black neck that is perched.
5. Dochu La Pass
Dochu La Pass with a prayer flag flying around the Himalayas, will make your day feel wonderful. Visit the Temple of Drukwangyal Lhakhang and 108 chortens, built by Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangchuck Wangmo in honor of the Bhutanese soldiers killed when fighting Indian rebels in 2003.