Shrouded amidst mesmerizing snow peak mountains and shadowy forests, Bhutan is a landlocked country in the Eastern Himalayas, bordered by China to the north, and India to the south, east, and west. Bhutan is the last Himalayan kingdom and is known as the ‘Land of The Thunder Dragon.’ It has a unique natural treasure covered in 72% forests, giving it carbon-neutral status and the world’s only carbon-negative country.
To experience this enthralling destination of majestic Buddhist fortress, continue reading our well-curated list of 5 iconic tourist attractions of Bhutan!
Famous as Bhutan’s heart, Thimphu is snuggled in the centralwestern part of Bhutan and was declared the capital city in 1961. It is the most modernized city with internet cafes, lavish restaurants, and cheerful pubs. The best places to visit in this lovely tourist destination are Buddha Dordenma, Memorial Chorten, Dechencholing Palace, Clock Tower Square, Motithang Takin Preserve, along with Dzong, such as Tashichho and Simtokha, and monasteries such as Dechen Phodrang, Tango, and Cheri.
Trongsa is situated in the central part of Bhutan and is filled with luxuriant flora that transforms the overall look of this beautiful place and makes it a perfect destination for seeking Nirvana. A perfect example of tranquillity in nature, places like Trongsa Dzong, Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park, Chendebji Chorten, Thruepang Palace, Kuenga Rabten Palace, the Mangdue Foot Trail, and Semji village are worth a visit. These charming spots in Trongsa are settled near each other and can be easily explored.
The calm, natural beauty and lush green fields of Paro make it one of the most popular destinations in Bhutan. The beautiful Dzongs such as Paro and Zuri, and monasteries and palaces like Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest Monastery), Pelri Goemba, Ugyen Pelri Palace, make this historic town a serene and must-visit place in Bhutan.
Another breath-taking tourist destination in Bhutan is Punakha. Adventure seekers love this place as it offers an amazing adrenaline rush through experiences like river rafting at Mo and Pho rivers. The top sightseeing places in Punakha are Punakha Dzong, rafting and kayaking in Mo Chhu River, Punakha Suspension Bridge, Chimi Lhakhang, and Jigme Dorji National Park.
A bustling two-street town near the foot of the Chokhor valley, Jakar is well-known as the trading center and is famous for Jakar Dzong. The most serene places to visit in this city are Wangdicholing Palace, Bumthang Brewery, Lhodrak Kharchu Goemba, and its tempting Cheese Factory. Along with these, the robust valley wind from the south side makes Jakar an enthralling treasure of nature! Notably the last Shangri La, Bhutan is undoubtedly the best place to visit for a family vacation, honeymoon tours, and even for adventure holidays! Connect with HI Tours for experiences and great travels.