Bhutan - Western Bhutan (Chapter)
This is the Western Bhutan chapter from Lonely Planet's Bhutan guidebook.
Whether you come to western Bhutan by air or road, it soon becomes clear that you have ar-rived at a special destination. Prayer flags flutter from rooftops, locals dress in traditional garb, chortens decorate river and road junctions, and monasteries command the mountain tops.
- explore the picturesque dzong at Punakha, the capital of Bhutan from the 17th to the 19th centuries
- hike to the dramatic cliff-hanging Taktshang Goemba, Bhutan's most famous sight
- visit the hulking Paro Dzong and take a crash course in Bhutanese culture and history at Paro's National Museum
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Paro Dzongkhag, Paro & around, Upper Paro Valley, Southeast of Paro, Haa Dzongkhag, Haa & around, Punakha Dzongkhag, Punakha & Khu-ruthang, Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag, Wangdue Phodrang & Bajo, Pele La, Phobjikha Valley, Chhukha Dzongkhag and Phuentsholing & around.
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