People have gone to many places. In places where it is listed as one of the top visited places. Or maybe in places where most of the travelers suggest. But because of the how large and big the Earth is, there are still some parts of it were tourist and travelers had been missing out. These places are commonly tag as the “less traveled places on Earth”. Just like Bhutan.
Bhutan is no ordinary place. But only a few travelers had visited the place. No one can blame someone in this situation. This is simply because Bhutan is located in an area where you cannot believe that a town existed in that place. Did you know that Bhutan is the last great Himalayan kingdom, shrouded in mystery and magic, where a traditional Buddhist culture carefully embraces global developments?
One of those places is Bhutan. Most travelers have not, yet, been to this beautiful country. Bhutan is no ordinary place and should be one of your must-travel-places. It is where you can see the last great Himalayan kingdom which is shrouded in mystery and magic. The country also has a traditional Buddhist culture in which they carefully embrace the global developments.
So, if you want to visit Bhutan anytime soon then pick a pen and paper or maybe save list on your travel list. To guide you on where will be the best places in Bhutan you must visit, then keep reading below.
1.) Taktsang Monastery
Taktsang Monastery is considered as the most photographed place in Bhutan. It is also one of the most legendary places in the entire Himalayas. Taktsang Monastery is located in the north part of the town of Paro. The place is called as the Tiger’s Nest of the Paro Valley. This monastery was first constructed way back in the 17th century. It is said that Guru Padmasambhava meditated in this monastery for three whole years. So if you want to get fascinated by the story between the precariously-perched cloisters and golden-topped prayer rooms then visit Taktsang.
Phuentsholing is another must visit place in Bhutan. It is a small town with a clean and green environment. The main tourist attractions of Phuentsholing are Amo Chuu, the Crocodile Breeding Center, Chukha Hydrothermal Project, the gate at the border (called Bhutan Gate) and Karbandi Monastery. Phuentsholing has a beauty that would captivate your entire heart and soul. It is the perfect place to visit for those people who love nature and want to have a solitude feeling vacation.
Thimphu is the charming capital city of Bhutan. The place is one of the culturally must see places in Bhutan. Thimphu has beautiful sights of the Chuu River which flows amazingly through it. The place is the only city in the world with no traffic lights. Yes, the city of Thimphu still does not have those traffic lights. But it seems that it is unnecessary for the city. This is mainly because Thimphu has retained the culture and old world charm. Thimphu’s officials’ have carefully monitored the modern development. This only means that new buildings can only be built in Bhutanese style and up to a certain height.
4.) Bumthang Valley
For your next travel do not miss Bumthang Valley. This is because Bumthang Valley is considered as the spiritual heartland of Bhutan. The place is full of the most ancient and precious Buddhist sites in Bhutan. This valley is located at an altitude of 2,600 meters. Bumthang Valley has the religious hub of Bhutan houses and some of these are the oldest Buddhist temples. The place is filled with apple trees and numerous temples which is a tourist’s delight, right? So if you want to have a bite of those apples or maybe take a selfie from those temples then visit Bumthang Valley.
5.) Punakha Dzong
Punakha Dzong is the second oldest Dzong in Bhutan. This dzong is also the second largest dzong in Bhutan. Punakha Dzong is the country’s most gorgeous and majestic dzong. You can reach the place via 3-hour drive on the east of the capital, Thimpu, and after crossing a pass in the mountains.Punakha Dzong is the place where you can have the glorious sight right from the first glimpse of the road. The place is right in between of two rivers which are the Pho Chu (male) and Mo Chu (females) that has noticeable color differences between the rivers’ water.
Punakha Dzong has a good climate, not too cold nor too hot. And, knowing any traveler they would want some of these average climates so they can enjoy a lot of activities during their vacation or trip. During spring season you can see the loveliness view of lilac-colored jacaranda trees which grow around the dzong.