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Bhutan, nestled in the Himalayas, is known for its pristine nature, rich culture, and unique focus on Gross National Happiness. With stunning landscapes, Buddhist monasteries like Tiger's Nest, and vibrant festivals, Bhutan preserves its traditions. Its sustainable tourism policy ensures immersive experiences while safeguarding its environment and culture. This small kingdom offers a serene glimpse into a society valuing happiness and tradition.

Places to visit in Bhutan

  • Paro Taktsang (Tiger's Nest): A famous cliffside monastery, it's one of Bhutan's most iconic landmarks and a pilgrimage site for Buddhists.
  • Punakha Dzong: A magnificent fortress at the confluence of two rivers, known for its impressive architecture and historical significance.
  • Thimphu: The capital city featuring attractions like the Tashichho Dzong, the National Memorial Chorten, and the Folk Heritage Museum.
  • Gangtey Valley: Known for its picturesque landscapes, the valley is home to the Gangtey Monastery and is a wintering ground for black-necked cranes.
  • Bumthang Valley: Comprising a group of four valleys, it's a cultural and religious hub with important monasteries and temples.
  • Trongsa Dzong: A strategically important fortress and monastery that played a significant role in Bhutan's history.
  • Haa Valley: A serene and less-visited valley known for its natural beauty and unique culture.
  • Phobjikha Valley: Home to the Gangtey Monastery and a designated conservation area for black-necked cranes.
  • Dochula Pass: A mountain pass known for its panoramic views of the Himalayas and the 108 chortens built to honor fallen soldiers.
  • Chele La Pass: The highest motorable pass in Bhutan, offering stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

Things to do in Bhutan

  • Hike to Tiger's Nest: Trek to the iconic Paro Taktsang monastery, perched on a cliff, for breathtaking views and a spiritual experience.
  • Attend Festivals: Experience Bhutan's vibrant culture by attending colorful and lively festivals like the Paro Tsechu and Thimphu Tsechu.
  • Visit Monasteries and Dzongs: Explore the country's impressive monasteries and fortresses like Punakha Dzong, Trongsa Dzong, and Gangtey Monastery.
  • Explore Thimphu: Discover Bhutan's capital city, Thimphu, by visiting the National Memorial Chorten, Tashichho Dzong, and the Folk Heritage Museum.
  • Enjoy Local Cuisine: Try Bhutanese dishes like Ema Datshi (spicy chili and cheese), red rice, and momo (dumplings) for a taste of local flavors.
  • Witness Archery Competitions: Watch the traditional sport of archery, a national passion, where skilled archers compete with precision and flair.

Best Stay in Bhutan

A few of the most popular hotels in Bhutan to stay:

Lemon Tree Hotel, Thimphu

Lemon Tree Hotel, Thimphu

Novotel, Bangkok Sukhumvit

Novotel, Bangkok Sukhumvit

How to reach Bhutan

  • Airport: Paro International Airport


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