Bhutan - Western Bhutan (PDF Chapter)

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Prayer flags flutter from nearly every rooftop, men and women dress in traditional garb, chortens and stupas decorate river and road junctions, and fortress-like monasteries command mountain tops.

  • explore Punakha Dzong, Bhutan’s most picturesque fortress, the capital of Bhutan from the 17th to the 19th centuries
  • maps
  • hike to Bhutan’s most famous sight, Taktshang Goemba, also called the Tiger’s Nest Monastery, hanging miraculously from the cliff face
  • transport
  • visit the courtyards of the hulking Paro Dzong, home to the valley’s tsechu festival
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Paro Dzongkhag, Paro, Upper Paro Valley, Haa Dzongkhag, Haa & Around, Punakha Dzongkhag, Punakha & Khuruthang, The Upper Punakha Valley, Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag, Wangdue Phodrang, Phobjikha Valley, Chhukha Dzongkhag and Phuentsholing.

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