Bhutan - Western Bhutan (Chapter)
This is the Western Bhutan chapter from Lonely Planet’s Bhutan guidebook.
The West is the heartland of the Drukpa people and is home to the capital, the most popular festivals and the most spectacular dzongs (monastic forts) in the kingdom, as well as the country’s most popular treks. You’ve arrived somewhere very special.
- take a crash course in Bhutanese culture and history at Paro's National Museum
- hike uphill to the dramatic cliff-hanging Tiger's Nest, Bhutan's most famous sight
- be blessed with a 10-inch penis, if only for a day, at Chimi Lhakhang, the monastery of the Divine Madman!
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Paro Dzongkhag, Paro & around, Haa Dzongkhag, Haa, Haa Valley & around, Chhuzom, Punakha Dzongkhag, Punakha & Khuruthang, Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag, Wangdue Phodrang, Pele La, Phobjikha Valley, Chhukha Dzongkhag and Phuentsholing.
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