Bhutan is a small and landlocked state located in the Eastern Himalaya, surrounded by China, India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Bhutan is enriched with unique culture and traditions which make it a very distinctive country in the world. Bhutan is the only country in today’s world that still retains the Tantric form of Mahayana Buddhism as its official religion. This form of Buddhism was introduced to Bhutan by Guru Padmasambhava (the second Buddha) in the 8th century. According to legends, Guru Padmasambhava made his legendary trip from Tibet to Bhutan on the back of a flying tigress to subdue evil spirits who hindered the spread of Buddhism teachings. The most important festivals in Bhutan are those that dedicated to Guru Padmasambhava, which Bhutanese believe that by attending these holy spiritual events, one will gain merit for the next life. The main destinations in Bhutan are:

Popular Attractions

Thimpu: The capital town of Bhutan and the centre of government, religion and commerce, Thimphu is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions.

Popular Attractions of Thimpu
  • National Memorial Chorten: It is one of the most iconic monuments.
  • Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Point): The largest statue of Buddha in the country sits there
  • Folk Heritage Museum: The museum gives you a glimpse of the traditional Bhutanese lifestyle.
  • Sangaygang View Point: Situated at an elevation of 2685m and presenting wonderful view.
  • Changangkha Monastery: The central statue here is Chenrezig in a manifestation with 11 heads.
  • Simtokha Dzong: Simtokha means on the top of demon.
  • Buddha Dordenma: The largest statues of Buddha in the world. The statue is made of bronze and is gilded in gold.
  • Thimpu Dzong: The Dzong houses, main secretariat building which houses the throne room of His Majesty, the King of Bhutan.

Punakha: Punakha has temperate climate and is warmer than Paro and Thimphu. It is also Bhutan’s largest producer of rice (this accounts for the beautiful scenery) and the former capital of the Dragon land.

Popular Attractions of Punakha
  • Punakha Dzong: It is the 2nd oldest and 2nd largest dzong in Bhutan and one of the most majestic structures in the country.
  • Chhimi Lhakhang: This temple is also known as the temple of fertility.
  • Punakha Suspension Bridge: It is known to be the second largest suspension bridge in Bhutan.
  • Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten: It was built to remove negative forces and promote peace, stability and harmony in the changing world.
  • Dro chu La Pass: It is the highest point in the whole region.
  • Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery: The Nunnery is beautiful with classic Bhutanese paintings adorning its ceilings and walls.
  • Royal Botanical Park: where an excellent collection of Himalayan plants and good birding sites can be found.

Paro: The beautiful valley of Paro encapsulates within itself a rich culture, scenic beauty and hundreds of myths and legends.

Popular Attractions of Paro
  • Ta Dzong : Ta Dzong is the National Museum of Bhutan.
  • Rinpung Dzong : the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro.
  • Druk Choeding: It was formed by Ngawang Chhogyel, one of the prince-abbots of Ralung in Tibet.
  • Kyichu Lhakhang: It is one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom dating back to 7th century.
  • Taktshang Lhakhang (Tiger’s Nest): It is one of the most famous of Bhutan's monasteries.
  • Jangsarbu Lhakhang: This small temple is home to a magnificent statue of Sakyamuni Buddha.

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Activities in Bhutan


Gangkhar Puensum is the highest mountain in Bhutan, and at 7,570 m, it is the 40th highest peak in the world. Bhutan opened itself up to mountaineering only in 1983, as they believed that towering mountains were the dwelling of spirits. 

Temples & Monasteries

They are found everywhere in the country, from every valley to every village to almost every mountain. Lhakhangs or temples in Bhutan can be a part of a dzong or a monastery.


Tshechu is a religious festival meaning "tenth day" held annually in various temples, monasteries and dzongs throughout the country. 


Stoles, Traditional Jewellery, Brassware, Yak-Bone Jewellery, Hand-Woven Bamboo Items, Masks, Thangkas, Handmade Paper and finely Crafted Metal products. 


The most distinctive characteristic of Bhutanese cuisine is its spiciness. Chillis are an essential part of nearly every dish and are considered so important that most Bhutanese people would not enjoy a meal that was not spicy.  

Adventurous Activities

Rafting, Trekking, Kayaking, Cycling, Rock Climbing, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Archery.