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The Kingdom of Bhutan is a land locked nation in South Asia, located at the eastern end of the Himalaya Mountains and is bordered to the south, east and west by the Republic of India and to the north by Peoples Republic of China.

 

Soak in the Tibetan vibes in one of the most beautiful Buddhist country in the world.  The Bhutan Kingdom is known by many titles such as "the land of the peaceful dragon" "the last Shangri-la" and "The land of the thunder dragon"

 

This place caters to the need of all kind of people; let it be a photographer, a trekker, a pilgrim or a researcher. There are uncountable temples that narrate their unique stories, uncountable dzongs that echo histories, and uncountable treks that tickle your adventure bone to come up for the challenges. The best feature ofBhutanis that it is ages away from all modernization and the chaotic lifestyle. If one is looking for peace of mind and a few days away from the world, then this is where he would get it.

 

 

 

Attractions:

 

 

Phuentsholing

 

Phuentsholing is a frontier and thriving commercial center on the northern edge of the Indian plains and five-six hours drive south ofThimphuand Paro International airport. Situated at the foothills ofHimalaya,

Entering or exitingBhutanvia Phuentsholing is a recommended choice for your travel plans/routing as the drive is a relaxing way to see more of the country, and also allows the opportunity to see the immediate contrast in culture and pace of life between India and Bhutan.

 


Thimphu Valley

 

The Thimpu Valley is another major tourist attraction in Bhutan. Thimpu is the modern capital of Bhutan. This valley is stationed at an altitude of 2,300 m. You will find many important buildings here, the Taschichho Dzong being one of them. It is in fact, the main secretariat building in the district. The View Point in Thimpu affords a spectacular view of the city of Thimpu.

 





Paro Valley

 

Paro is the name of district or Dzongkhag and as well as the name of its town center. Paro Dzongkhag is situated in the north-western part ofBhutan.

Haa Valley. The small and charming town of Paro is located at an elevation of about 2280 m in the center of the valley, on the bank of Pa Chhu River. Paro is known to be most fertile valley in Bhutan. It is one of the most historic valleys in Bhutan.

 

 

 



Punakha Valley

 

Spectacular river valleys and mountain forests provide a perfect setting for those who appreciate unspoilt, natural beauty.

 













Phobjika Valley

 

Phobjika is a glacial valley on the western slopes of the Black Mountains and is a designated conservation area nudging the borders of theBlack MountainsNational Park. It is one of the most important wildlife preserves in the country because of the large flock of rare, endangered black-necked cranes that winter there.

 

 

 




Bumthang Valley

 

Bumthang The most remote of Aman's lodges offers plenty to see and do, from visiting a 7th-century monastery to trekking through a valley filled with orchards and pine forests.

 

 

 






Trongsa Valley

 

In the centre of theBhutan, Trongsa offers a welcome rest to travelers. The royal family's ancestral home is Trongsa. Both his majesty king Ugyen Wangchuk, the Penlop of Trongsa, who was elected the country's first hereditary monarch, and his successor king Jigme Wangchuk, ruled the country from Trongsa's ancient Dzong. Trongsa can also be a good shopping stop.

 

 




Trashigang

 

In the far east of Bhutan, on the bank of Gamri Chhu river lies Trashigang, the country’s largest district. Trashigang, once the centre of a busy trade route withTibet, is today the junction of east-west highway with road connecting to Sam drup Jongkhar and then to the Indian States of Assam. This town is also used as the market place for the semi nomadic people from Merak and Sakteng whose costumes are unique in Bhutan.

 

 

 

Trashiyangtse Valley  

The small quiet town rich in Bhutanese arts and legends, in former times Trashiyangtse was an important caravan route from western and central Bhutan.

Trashiyangtse is best known for its two types of cottage industries: the dheysho (indigenous paper) and the dhapa (wooden products), which are said to be the best in the kingdom. he town is a lovely place to take short hikes in the surrounding countryside. Trashiyangtse has two dzong fortresses, the older one is smaller and is situated in an inconvenient location and the newer one is high on the side of the ridge overlooking the valley.


 


General info.

 

Capital: Thimphu

 

Population: 716,896

 

Language: Sharchhopka 28%, Dzongkha (official) 24%, Lhotshamkha 22%, other 26%

 

Currency: ngultrum (BTN)

 

Religion: Lamaistic Buddhist 75%, Indian- and Nepalese-influenced Hinduism 25%

 

Climate: varies; tropical in southern plains; cool winters and hot summers in central valleys; severe winters and cool summers in Himalayas


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