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Discovering the Ancient Kingdom of Bhutan


Paro is nestled over 2000 meters above sea level on the foothills of the Himalayas\' high peaks. It is a must-see city for all travelers since it is where the international airport is located, but not only! You can also visit the National Museum and the most famous monastery in the country, Taktshang. To get

Punakha Dzong Monastery or Pungthang Dewachen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness) and Mo Chhu river in Punakha, the old capital of Bhutan.

Things to do and see - Discovering the Ancient Kingdom of Bhutan

Hike to an ancient monastery nestled on a cliffside
Paro Taktsang
 
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Witness a gigantic Buddha statue in the mountains
Buddha Dordenma Statue
 
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Visit a famous tourist attraction with a religious importance
National Memorial Chhorten
 
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Walk along the picturesque landscape and visit the Gangtey Monastery
Phobjikha Valley
 
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Learn about the Bhutanese cultural and historical heritage
National Museum of Bhutan
 
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Discover the capital, known for its Buddhist sites
Thimphu
 
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Stop at a mountain pass in the Himalayas and see 108 memorial stupas
Dochula Pass
 
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See one of the most beautiful and architecturally significant dzongs
Punakha Dzong
 
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Cross one of Bhutan's longest suspension bridges
Punakha Suspension Bridge
 
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Get introduced to traditional life in Bhutan in an immersive museum
Simply Bhutan
 
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Events - Discovering the Ancient Kingdom of Bhutan

February
Thimphu Tshechu
Thimphu Tshechu, a colorful and spiritually significant festival in Bhutan, is held annually at the Tashichho Dzong, the capital city's iconic fortress monastery. This religious event features vibrant masked dances, traditional music, and elaborate religious ceremonies performed by monks and laypeople. It is a time for the Bhutanese people to come together, express their devotion, and receive blessings, while also serving as an occasion to celebrate Bhutanese culture, history, and identity.
Thimphu, Bhutan


July
Bhutan International Mountain Festival
The Bhutan International Mountain Festival, a captivating and educational event held in the stunning landscapes of Bhutan, celebrates the beauty, culture, and importance of mountains. With film screenings, exhibitions, workshops, and discussions, this festival brings together mountaineers, conservationists, and nature enthusiasts to share their experiences and knowledge about mountain ecosystems, environmental conservation, and sustainable practices. It serves as a platform for fostering a deeper appreciation and understanding of the significance of mountains in our lives and the need to protect these fragile environments for future generations.
Thimphu, Bhutan


November
Bhutanese Black Neck Crane Festival
The Bhutanese Black Neck Crane Festival, a unique and environmentally conscious event, celebrates the arrival of the endangered black-necked cranes during their winter migration to Bhutan. With traditional performances, art exhibitions, and educational programs, this festival raises awareness about the importance of conserving the cranes and their fragile ecosystem. It fosters a sense of reverence and appreciation for the natural world, emphasizing the need for wildlife conservation and environmental protection.
Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan



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