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Top 5 Tourist Attractions of Bhutan

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Text box item sample content It was in the year 1974 that the government of Bhutan decided to promote the tourism of its beautiful country, and today it’s considered to be one of the top honeymoon and family vacation destinations. This isolated land of surprises has been doing really well in generating a huge amount of revenue by promoting its unique cultures and traditions among foreigners. It has everything required to make your holiday a perfect one. Here are the top 5 points of interests in Bhutan

Paro Taktsang

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Also known as the Tiger’s Nest, or Taktsang Palphug Monastery, Paro Taktsang is the most visited site of Bhutan. The monastery is a sacred site built on a Cliffside of the upper Paro valley. It is the icon of a culture devoted to Padmasambhava, which means the temple of the Guru with eight names. During the month of March or April, the festival of Tsechu is celebrated in the honor of Padmasambhava.

Punakha Dzong

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Also known as Pungtang Dewa Chhenbi Phodrang, which means ‘the palace of great happiness or bliss’, the Punakha Dzong was constructed in 1637-38 and is the second oldest and largest Dzong in Bhutan. It is one of the most prominent structures which is actually an administrative center of the Punakha District. The festival of Domche also known as Punakha festival is celebrated in February or March, and it goes on for five days.

Tashichho Dzong

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Tashichho Dzong, located in Thimpu is an amazingly beautiful fortress and monastery encroaching over the bank of the Wang Chu. This historical site was destroyed by fire 3 times and damaged by an earthquake and each time the government of Bhutan rebuilt it. The throne room of the king with offices for the cabinet secretariat and the ministry is housed in this palace.

Rinpung Dzong

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Rinpung Dzong is another popular Buddhist monastery and fortress in the Paro District. The structure is so large that there are 14 shrines and temples inside it. These are

  • Kung area
  • Monks’ assembly hall
  • Sandalwood Stupa
  • Protector’s shrine
  • Temple of the Guru’s Eight Manifestations
  • Chapel of the head lama.
  • Chapel of Amitayus
  • The Clear Crystal Shrine
  • Chapel of the Eleven-faced Avalokiteśvara
  • Apartments of the Abbot
  • Chapel of Akshobhya
  • Temple of the Treasure Revealer
  • Apartments of the King (Gyalpo’i Zimchung)
  • Temple of the Bursar

Wangdue Valley

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It is one of the most notable sites in Bhutan. There are other valley too like the glacial valley, Punakha valley, the Haa valley and others that also very popular among tourists. The district falling around the valleys have rich tapestry of Buddhists temples and monasteries.

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