TOP PLACES TO SEE AND THINGS TO DO IN BHUTAN
Do you have intentions of travelling to the beautiful city of Bhutan? Well it is really a beautiful place to visit. This is somewhere you can go with your family for vacation or even go for a honeymoon. It is officially known as the Kingdom of Bhutan that can be found in southern Asia. It is small country that is landlocked and is located in the eastern part of Himalayas. It is often referred to as the last Himalayan kingdom, which develops a picturesque landscape and is surrounded by beautiful snow Peak Mountains and shadowy forests. It is the world’s only carbon negative country in the world due to the fact that 72% of this country is covered in forests, which will produce high amounts of oxygen to the environment.
The traditional Buddhist culture can be found here and are located in unique citadels like monasteries and dzongs, making Bhutan a very sacred to been it. The architectural designs are monastic and there are also graffiti on the walls all around the city, this makes this location sui generis.
Bhutan is a lovely country to visit and have a good experience in. It is a very peaceful country that is filled with lots of activities and fun attractions that can be very entertaining and intriguing. Below are some of the top places to see and things to do in Bhutan. They are as follows;
Paro is the by far the most popular place in Bhutan that you can visit, it is surrounded by wavy mountains, lush green fields and historical buildings that make this site a must see location. Quite a large number of tourists are been received year round. The most frequent visits are to the attractive dongs such as Paro and Zuri; monasteries and palaces all over Bhutan. Paro is a small beautiful town that is equipped with peaceful atmosphere and people say the best way to explore it is on foot.
It is locally known as Chamkhar and is located near the foothills of Chokhor Valley. What attracts people to this place the most is the Jakar Dzong, it is also a popular trading centre in Bhutan. It is the largest Dzong in all Bhutan, it takes several days to complete a tour of the valleys that surround it. This region is mainly known for its trading centre and the famous attraction in this place is the Jakar Dzong.
Another very important place to visit in Bhutan is Wangdue Phodrang, it is a beautiful and calm town that is located in central Bhutan and serves as a border to the nearby town Punakha. Wangdue Phodrang is popularly known for the production of bamboo, slate and stone carvings. A worthy tourist attraction is the Wangdue Phodrang dzong which is only opened for visitors during Wangduephodrang Tsechu celebration that is mostly held during autumn. Wangdue Phodrang provides rich pastureland for cattle and offers attractive scenery together with the confluence of Punakha Chhu and Tang Chhu.
This is a spectacular destination in Bhutan; Punakha is mostly visited by adventure seekers from all over the world. If you are one those who love to see the rush hour situation of river rafting in river Mo and Pho, then this is the place to be. Many people might know Punakha before now because of the 17th-century fortress Punakha Dzong that is positioned boldly beside the Pho and Mo Chhu. This beautiful town in Himalayan territory always hosts masked dances and traditional music during Punakha Tshechu, which is a religious festival celebrated in Bhutan. People often visit here just to understand the Bhutanese culture and history, some others visit for its natural beauty. The town is been surrounded by the Punakha valley which is another beautiful sight to see.
PARO CHHU KAYAKING
All the fan of adventure sports please gather here because this is for you. The adventure sport after rafting that catches the eye of sport lovers in Bhutan is Kayaking. The river in Bhutan contributes greatly to the success of this sport by providing different courses with their flow for both veteran and amateur riders. The Paro River is one of the rivers that provide a heavy mix of rapids to make the kayaking challenging and fun for the people. This sport alone serves as serious tourist attraction in Bhutan, people pay to get this amazing view and enjoy the adrenaline rush offered to them in the white water of Paro chuu.
Rock climbing is an amazing activity that is full of adventure and mouth gasping moments. Rock climbing in Bhutan is something that everyone needs to experience, whether you will partake or not, you just have to be there. This is another adventure sport that you can consider in order to get the magnificent view of the country. Vertical Bhutan climbing club were the people who introduced this sport first in Bhutan, they help to train beginners on the act of rock climbing. Although some are harder than the other, it doesn’t mean they can’t be climbed; these rocks include Half Moon, Wedding Present, Reach and preach and so on.
If you travel in Bhutan, you must witness Archery competitions held during festivals. The national sport of Bhutan Archery is a competition that is filled with high spirit every year during tournaments and festivals. It was already a popular activity in the late 1920s before it was declared an official sport in 1971, and now today it is an important sport in Bhutan. In this competition, there are two types of archers; the traditional archers whose bows and arrows are made of bamboo and modern archers that make use of equipments made from synthetic fibre and carbon fibre fittings. Make sure you do not miss this event when you go to Bhutan.
TREKKING THROUGH THE TIGER’S NEST MONASTERY
The Tiger’s Nest Monastery or Taktsang Palphug Monastery is a beautiful site that everyone must see and encounter. It is a pilgrimage site and is considered as one of the most visited tourist attraction in Bhutan. It is located on the Upper Paro valley and its said to be the 3120 metres above sea level, its architecture is just mind blowing. Anyone who visits this monastery can never forget the experience of this amazing mystical structure.