Top 5 Places to Visit

10

AUG
2018
Top 5 Places to Visit in Bhutan
Posted By : John Smith / 46 200

Bhutan, the land of dragon, is, simply put, breath taking. If one is in India and keen to travel, one simply shouldn’t miss an opportunity to explore Bhutan. Bhutan is the neighboring country of India and is a paradise for travelers. Every year many tourists come to explore the hidden treasures of Bhutan and feed their senses with the mesmerizing beauty of this country.

Bhutan is celebrated for its monasteries, fortresses and landscapes. The landscapes of their country is termed as “dramatic” because of the mix of plains and steep mountains.

But if you are visiting Bhutan for the first time, which are top places to explore? Offering a kaleidoscope of sceneries and experiences, the best tourist places in Bhutan must feature on your itinerary while visiting the land of the thunder dragon. If not all, at least a few of them.

Rinpung Dzong, Paro

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 in Bhutan and a classic example of Bhutanese architecture and deep rooted traditions.

Opening hours: 9 am – 5 pm

Chele La Pass, Paro

Located at an altitude of about 3,989 meters, Chele La pass is among the popular places to see in Bhutan. The magnificent pass is en-route the Haa Valley in Paro.

Punakha Dzong

Punakha Dzong is the second largest dzong in Bhutan and is known for its brilliant structure. Among the popular tourist places in Bhutan, the dzong speaks volumes about the beautiful stories and traditions of the Buddhist culture. The intricate paintings and the architecture of the fort, sacred relics of the southern Drukpa Lineage of Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, and the sacred remains of Ngawang Namgyal and the tertön Pema Lingpa are the key attractions of this spot.

Opening hours: 8 am – 5 pm

Buddha Dordenma Statue, Thimphu

The Buddha Dordenma Statue is a 169 feet tall statue of Buddha, built at the foot of the hills in Thimphu. This iconic gold and bronze statue is visible from almost anywhere in Thimphu and is among the popular Bhutan tourist places. It is a 169 feet tall Buddha statue with thousands of smaller Bronze and Gold statues of Lord Buddha.

Dochula Pass

Dochula Pass is a beautiful pass consisting of 108 Chortens or Stupas, built in the memory of the Bhutanese soldiers who died in a war against the insurgents from India. The beautifully built temple and stupas, with the picturesque Gangkar Puensum peak in the background, makes the Dochula Pass one of the best tourist places in Bhutan. You would get a panoramic view of the peak of the sacred Himalayan mountain – Chomolhari, Druk Wangyel Lhakhng temple, and the fusion paintings on the temple walls.