Destination

Bumthang

"Bumthang" directly translates as "beautiful field". It is the most historic place if the number of ancient temples and sacred sites are taken into consideration. It consists of the four mountain valleys of Ura, Chumey, Tang and Choekhor, generally the entire district is referred to as Bumthang valley. Places of interest in Bumthang are Membar Tsho (Burning Lake), Kurje Monastery, Jambay Lhakhang (ancient Temple), Tamshing (Nyingmapa temple) and Jakar Dzong, adjacent to the main town of Jakar, the administrative headquarters of Bumthang District.


Haa

Haa is one of the 20 dzongkhag or districts comprising Bhutan. In 2002 the valley was opened to foreign tourist, its tourist resources remain largely undeveloped compared with Paro, Thimpu, and Bumthang districts. Two important temples in Haa is the Black Temple and the White Temple. This was built at the same time as Kyerchu Temple in Paro in the 7th century AD. The two temples can be found near each other at the sacred site known as Miri Punsum or the three brother Hills. Also near the Black and White temples is a special chorten marking the site where an imprint of Guru Padmasambhava's body and hat may be found in a large rock. In the Samar side - valley there is another holy site i.e. the Lake.


Paro

Is the site of the international airport. Situated in the Paro Valley of Eastern Himalaya, the town is full of legends, heroism, and natural splendor. One has to land in this beautiful airport town of Paro when traveling by air. Paro Dzong is the symbolic centre of religion. It was built in 1646, the Dzong is an architectural wonder. National Museum in the Paro dzong has a collection of weapons and stamps, birds and mammals. Taktsang Lhakang (Tiger's Nest), it is located at a distance of around 80 kilometers from Paro, perched on the edge of a cliff. Taktsang Lhakang is the place where it is believed that Guru Rimpoche arrived more than a million ago on the back of a legendary tigress. He mediated in a cave for around two months.


Phuentsholing

Is the commercial capital / hub of Bhutan next to Thimpu. Phuentsholing is a border town in south Bhutan, next to the Indian town of Jaigaon, situated in Chukha Dzongkang. This is the starting point for tourist traveling by road.


Punakha

Was the earlier capital. The wild east of the Bhutanese kingdom known for the Barking deer, wild boars, leopards, Himalayan black bears and red foxes can be explored from Punakha, Wangdue Phodrang and Gangtey Gompa, which are some of the favorite tourist sites.


Trongsa Dzong

Earlier it was known as Trongsa is located in Trongsa District, Bhutan. Situated on a mountain spur high above the gorges of the River Mangde Chhu, the dzong controlled the trade for centuries. Trongsa is of great importance. King Ugyen Wangchuck and his successor, King Jigme Wangchuck, ruled the country from Trongsa's ancient dzong.


Wangdue Phodrang

This was previously known as Wangdi Phodrang. This is a district (Dzongkha), of central Bhutan. This is also the name of the dzong which dominates the district, and the name of the small market town outside the gates of the dzong. A road from the west leads to Dochu La Pass and traveling south within a short distance us the Phobji monastery and there is the Gangtey valley where the rare Black - necked Cranes may be found.





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