An expedition to the Land of GNH.

Popular Attractions

Taksang Monastry

12669541_1260455960635287_4995816381790079754_nLocated in Paro, it’s about two hours hike from mountain base. The monastery is built on a scary cliff. It is believed that Guru Padmasambhawa flew to this site in the eight century on a flying tigress. Later, the monastery was build and it still remains as one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the country. The monastery is also the most popular sites in Bhutan for tourist. In Bhutanese believed one must visit once in their life time to this sacred monastery. The hike to the monastery makes a splendid half day excursion.

National Museum

Located just above the Ringpung Dzong, the national museum called as Taa
Dzong was built in 1951 and it’s a major tourist attraction. There are more than 3000 works of art and artifacts from as early as 4000 BC to the present day. The museum has documented Bhutan’s transition from the stone-age into the modern state of today.

Tashichho Dzong

tashichhodzong“The fortress of the Glorious Religion,” Trashichho Dzong, is one of the most impressive buildings situated along
the right flank of the Thimphu River and
houses of the office of the His Majesty the King. It was build in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel who unitefied Bhutan and was later reconstructed in 1962 by the Third King His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.

Memorial Chorten

chortenAlso known as the Thimphu Chorten, it is located at the heart of the Thimphu City and was built in 1974 to honor the third King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (1928-1972).

Buddha Dordenma

1 (4)Located at Kuensel Phodrang in Capital,  Thimphu. It is one of the largest Buddha Statue in the World, at a height of 169 feet (51.5 meters). This gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue is made of bronze and gilded in gold overlooking the southern approach to capital.

Druk Wangyel Chorten.

IMG_5402Located at Dochula Pass along the Thimphu- Punakha highway, there are 108 small stupas build by the Queen mother Her Majesty Azhi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck. It is about 30 minutes drive from the capital Thimphu, Dochula Pass is the highest point (3,116 metres) on the way to the former capital town Punakha. The view from Dochula is spectacular with a range of peaked mountains forming a horizon. At Dochula Pass you would literally be standing above the clouds. It is a beautiful landscape that makes stop and think of how large and power full the planet is over you.

 National Library

Located at Kawajangsa in Thinphu, it was first established in 1967 under the patronage of Her Majesty Azhi Phuntso Choeden (1911-2003). The National Library has a rich collection of important and rare documents on Bhutan.

Phobjikha valley

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It is the most beautiful, broad valley with its best-kwon marshland in the country and located just a few kilometers away from the Gantey goenpa. His valley is the winter home of the rare bird black naked crane, the migratory bird that flies to Bhutan from Tibetan plateaus in winter and attraction of this valley is the annual black naked crane festival.

Punakha dzong

IMG_9544The Punakha Dzong (Pungthang Dechen Phodrang) was the former capital of Bhutan until 1955. The Dzong was constructed by zhabdrun Ngawang Namgyal in 1637 – 38; it is second oldest and second largest Dzong in country. The Dzong houses the sacred relics of the southern Drukpa linage of the Kayu school of the Tibetan Buddhism, including the Rangjung Kharsapani and the the sacred remains of zhabdung Ngawang Namgyal and the Terton Pema Lingpa.

Chimi Lhakhang

chimi lhakhangIt is located on a ridge sorrouned by beautiful paddy flieds at lobesa in Punakha.  Chimi Lhakhang is associated with Lma Drukpa Kuenley, the Divin Madman. This is the most popular fertility temple in the country and many childless couples come to receive blessings.

Mebertsho (burning lake)

It is located in Tang and is a 30 mintues drive from Chamkhar town. It is considered as one of the most sacred sites in Bumthang. The Legend Pema Lingpa (treasure discoverer) had a vision of his sacred treasures that Guru Rimpoche had hidden within the lake. Pema Lingpa held a buring butter lamp in his hand and jumped into the lake. When he re-emerged holding a chest and a scroll of paper with the butter lamp still burning. On auspicious days people offer butter lamps at the lake. Many tourists visit the sites to observe spectacular beauty of this important historical and religious site.

Jampa lhakhang

It is located in Chokhor gewog in Bumthang . it is a 10 minutes drive from Bumthang main town. The monastery was built in the seventh century by the Tibetan king Songtshen Gampo. It is one of 108 monasteries he built to subdue evil spirits in the Himalayan region. One of the most popular dances held in the annual Jampa Lhakhang drup is naked dance.

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