Punakha Dzongkhag attractions

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Punakha Dzong

Punakha Dzong is arguably the most beautiful dzong in the country, especially in spring when the lilac-coloured jacaranda trees bring a lush sensuality to the dzong's characteristically towering whitewashed walls. T…
Buddhist Temple in Thimphu to Punakha

Chimi Lhakhang

On a hillock below the Metshina–Punakha road is the yellow-roofed Chimi Lhakhang, built in 1499 by the cousin of Lama Drukpa Kunley in his honour after the lama subdued the demoness of the nearby Dochu La with his '…
Buddhist Monastery in Thimphu to Punakha

Sangchen Dorji Lhendrub Choling Nunnery

Above Wolakha on the way to Drolay Goemba is this thriving nunnery, which was financed by the fourth king's father-in-law to serve as a Buddhist college for 120 resident anim (nuns). The attached ridgetop Nepali-sty…
Gardens in Thimphu to Punakha

Royal Botanical Park

About 11km below the Dochu La pass at Lamperi is the entrance to this park, where between April and June you can view 38 out of Bhutan's 46 species of rhododendron or spot some of the 220 species of birds.