Bhutan is known as the most happy country in the world although it is just a small country in Hymalaya. There are many interesting things for you to explore in this happy country. Bhutan is rich with precious culture and diversity. There are so many celebrations that are held here from time to time. Here are the best places to visit in Bhutan to explore the beaches, culture and historic tourist destinations. Read more to plan your travel to Bhutan.
1. Rinpung Dzong
Rinpung Dzong is a beautiful dzong (fort), with towering walls, built in the 16th century. It is among the best tourist places to visit in Bhutan and a classic example of Bhutanese architecture and deep rooted traditions. The entire area is filled with various shrines and temples in Bhutan. Visit this place you can explore beautiful temples and wall paintings related to Buddhism.
2. Chele La Pass
From Chele La Pass, you can have great view of Hymalaya. Located at an altitude of about 3,989 meters, Chele La pass is one of the popular tourist attractions in Bhutan. Another attraction of this place is the Haa summer festival, and this is the symbol of the rich culture of the nomadic heaps.
3. Punakha Dzong
Punakha Dzong is the second Largest Dzong In Bhutan, which is known for its brilliant structure. This dzong is considered the most beautiful one in the country and the very first national assembly was held here in 1953. To finish the building of this dzong took a year and the most interesting fact is that this building has no usage of nails.
4. Buddha Dordenma Statue
This is a statue of Buddha and it’s a giant one at the top of the mountains in Thimpu and it’s also known as the Kunzang Phodrang with the height of 169 feet. This iconic gold and bronze statue is visible from almost anywhere in Thimphu and is one of the best tourist places in Bhutan.
5. Dochula Pass
Dochula Pass is a beautiful pass consisting of 108 Chortens or Stupas, built in the memory of the Bhutanese soldiers who died in a war against the insurgents from India. This very pass is a popular location for every tourist who visits the country. In the winter, You will get to see the snow covered mountains and the amazing backdrop of the place. You can have your lunch and tea in a flask and come here to enjoy the food and hot tea. From here, you can have a panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range.
6. Tiger’s Nest
Another must-visit place in Bhutan is Tiger’s Nest. Tiger’s Nest or Taktsang Monastery is known for the beautiful and the sacred monastery of Guru Rinpoche. It is considered as a place of pilgrimage. Come here you can have a panoramic view of the Paro valleys This place is Bhutan’s most religious site and it hangs on the cliff as it stands above the lush forest of thousands of species of rhododendrons and blue pine.
7. Norzin Lam Street
If you want to buy some Souvenir items for your family and friend, this is ideal place. The capital city is probably the most beautiful tourist places in Bhutan. The main street of Norzin Lam is filled with shops selling various items – souvenirs, woolen clothes, crafts, and local wine, however, the items here are slightly expensive. You can find the beautiful wood items here and carpets, clothing anything that symbolizes Bhutan, and have the taste of local food.
8. Tashichho Dzong
Tashichho Dzong is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations, located at the northern end of the city. This is one of the famous Dzong in the country and regarded as the largest landmark of Thimphu. Some of the central monastic bodies and some people from the ministry live here and this is the summer residence of the monks too.
9. Motithang Takin Preserve
Come here you can explore many types of Species Of Animals. Located in the district of Motithang in Thimphu, Motithang Takin Preserve serves as the home of the famous species of takin. It is also considered as the zoo converted to reserve.
10. Punakha Suspension Bridge
Another popular attraction in Punakha is the Punakha suspension bridge. This bridge is built over the Po Chhu river. It spans 160m and is one of the longest suspension bridges in Bhutan. Walking on it will by far be one of your most adventurous experiences. There are many interesting places in Bhutan, I cannot list all here. Let start your trip to Bhutan and explore it yourself.