Destinations

Trongsa

(Dzongkha: ཀྲོང་གསར) – A small administrative town famous for its dzong and the Tower of Trongsa

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Trashigang

(Dzongkha: བཀྲ་ཤིས་སྒང་།) – A picturesque administrative town in the east.

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Phuentsholing

city of Royal Bhutan

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Punakha

city in Bhutan

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Paro

city

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Jakar

town in Bhutan

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Thimphu

capital of Bhutan

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Sights

Paro, Bhutan

city

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Drukgyal Dzong

This dzong (fortress) was built in the 16th century to commemorate a victory over the invading Tibetan forces. The fortress today lies in ruins, the elements and a fire in the 1950s having taken a toll on the site. Drukyel dzong is about 15 km from Paro.

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Paro Taktsang

Precariously perched on the edge of a 1,200 meter cliff, this monastery creates an impressive sight, and is the unofficial symbol of Bhutan. It is about a 2-to-3-hour, totally uphill hike from the parking lot to the monastery, though there is a cafe on ridge across from the Taktsang (about 90 minutes into the walk) that provides a welcome opportunity to take a rest and purchase refreshments and snacks. Taktsang was established as a sacred place for meditation by Guru Rinpoche who visited the site on his second visit to Bhutan in 747 CE, though the first monastery was not constructed until 1694. In 1998, a tragic fire destroyed most of the original buildings, but these have since been painstakingly restored to their former glory. An entry fee of Nu500 is levied on regional tourists (those who do not pay the US$ 250 day tariff). The ticket office is in the parking lot at the foot of the mountain - entry will be denied if a ticket from this office is not produced at the monastery gate. Entry is free for tourists who pay the daily tariff.

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Simtokha Dzong

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Tashichho Dzong

Buddhist monastery and fortress in Bhutan

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Trongsa Dzong

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Chimi Lhakhang

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Jakar Dzong

place in Bumthang District, Bhutan

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Kurjey Lhakhang

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Singye Dzong

place in Lhuentse District, Bhutan

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Rinpung Dzong

Constructed in 1646.

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Trashigang Dzong

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Bhutan

Bhutan (officially The Kingdom of Bhutan) (Dzongkha: འབྲུག་ཡུལ་) is a small country in the Himalayas between Tibet and India. Besides the stunning natural scenery, the enduring image of the country for most visitors is the strong sense of culture and tradition that binds the kingdom and clearly distinguishes it from its larger neighbors. Bhutan is the only Vajrayana Buddhist nation in the world, and the profound teachings of this tradition remain well preserved and exert a strong influence in all aspects of life. Due to its pristine environment and harmonious society, the tiny Kingdom of Bhutan has been called "The Last Shangrila."

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India (Hindi: भारत or Bharat) is the largest country in the Indian subcontinent and shares borders with Pakistan to the northwest, China and Nepal to the north, Bhutan to the northeast, and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. Nearby island countries in the Indian Ocean are Sri Lanka to the southeast and the Maldives to the southwest.

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