Destination - Places to see in Bhutan


Haa is one of the smallest districts in the country, roughly an area of 1706 sq. kms. This small district is one of the most stunning and isolated areas in the country, which is opened to tourists only in 2002. It is festooned with perfect alpine forests and serene mountain peaks.

Haa is home to a number of nomadic herders and hosts an annual Summer Festival that showcases their unique lifestyle and culture. The festival is an ideal occasion to immerse oneself in the traditions and unchanged lifestyles of nomadic Bhutanese herders.

Places to visit in Haa


Paro is quite wide and the valley is very fertile agricultural land growing the principal crops of rice, wheat, apple and potatoes. It is the location of Bhutan’s international airport.

Most visitors spend most of their days in Paro to visit the Bhutan’s most iconic landmark Taktsang Monastery, the Tiger’s Nest. This awe-inspiring temple was constructed upon a sheer cliff face, hundreds of meters above valley floor. There are also ancient temples that back to 14th century.

Places to visit in Paro


Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan. It has many modern and traditional buildings. The one of the most unusual capital city in the world, by keeping a strong national character in its architecture. One can also visit many sacred places her. Temperatures average between -2.6 to + 17 degrees Celsius during winter and 13 to 25 degrees Celsius during summer.

Places to visit in Thimphu


Punakha has an altitude of 4420 feet. Until 1955, Punakha served as the capital of Bhutan. It is also the winter seat of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot) and the monk body. It is fed by Pho Chu (male) and Mo Chu (female) rivers.

Places to visit in Punakha


The last western town before heading towards central Bhutan, Located towards the south of Punakha, This district is also famous for its fine bamboo work and its slate, stone carvings etc. There are however many unique sites in and around this area.

Places to visit in Wangdi


Trongsa has an altitude of 7,600 feet. It forms the central hub of the kingdom and is historically the place from where attempts at unifying the country were launched. The First King Ugyen Wangchuck, the Trongsa Penlop and his successor, Second King Jigme Wangchuck, ruled the country from Trongsa’s Dzong

Trongsa also boasts an impressive museum. The watchtower of Trongsa has been converted into a museum dedicated to the Wangchuck dynasty and is a good place to learn about the history of the kingdom. 

Places to visit in Trongsa


It has an altitude of 8,530 – 13,125 feet. This is one of the most beautiful valleys in Bhutan. There are many old and beautiful Buddhist temples and monasteries. It has been coined the Switzerland of Bhutan due to it's striking similarities. Many legendary tales of Guru Padmasambhava (the second Buddha in Bhutan) and the tertons (treasure finders) still exist in this district.

Places to visit in Bumthang


It has an altitude of 3,775 feet. This is the largest district in Bhutan and it lies in the far east.Today it is the junction of the east west highway with road connecting to Samdrupjongkhar and then to the Indian state of Assam. The nomadic people from Merak and Sakten who are remarkable for their exceptional features and costumes use this town as their market place mostly during winter.

Places to visit in Trashigang

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