The Paro Valley is a
beautiful valley and it has some of the oldest temples of Bhutan.
Besides, the valley is also famous for a number of monasteries.
Transportation to Paro is not a problem at all because it is well
connected to different parts of the country. Apart from this, Paro also
has an airport. This valley is also one of the most fertile ones in the
Kingdom, producing a bulk of the well-known red rice from its terraced
The Thimpu Valley is another major
tourist attraction in Bhutan. Thimpu is the modern capital of Bhutan.
This valley is stationed at an altitude of 2,300 m. You will find many
important buildings here, the Taschichho Dzong being one of them. It is
in fact, the main secretariat building in the district. The View Point
in Thimpu affords a spectacular view of the city of Thimpu.
Forts of Bhutan
Bhutanese forts or Dzong as they are often called are one of the prime
attractions to this country. The Dzong in Mongar built in 1930 is the
most recent addition to the architectural delights of Bhutan. It is said
that to built the famous Mongar Dzong of Bhutan no drawings were used.
in the year 1654, Lhuendrup Dzong in Lhuntse is considered to be one of
the most ancient monuments of Bhutan. Lhuntse captures within itself
rich ancient heritage of Bhutan.
Wildlife of Bhutan
Jigme Dorji National Park
Dorji National Park is named after the third king of Bhutan. It is one
of the largest and protected sanctuaries of Bhutan and like all other
national parks in Bhutan is operated under a development scheme operated
by the World Wide Fund.
Flora & Fauna
Bhutan has it all
in the form of its rich Flora & Fauna. Starting from the Blue Poppy
which is also the National Flower of Bhutan, junipers, magnolias,
edelweiss, uncommon orchids, giant rhubarb, tropical trees, pine trees
and oak trees to its Fauna which includes red pandas, the golden langur,
snow leopard, musk deer and the himalayan brown bear.
Shopping in Bhutan
you come to Bhutan, do not forget to visit the market places which
provide excellent ambience for shopping. Shopping in Bhutan is really a
wonderful experience for the tourists. There is a number of Shopping
Centers in Bhutan. Bhutan has small but vibrant cottage industry.
Colorful wooden masks and other wooden products are made in Bhutan.
Bhutanese woven cloth is famous around the world. Yathra, brightly
colored woven material made from wool and dyed with natural colors, is a
popular item in the country. The weekend market close to the river is
held on Saturday and Sunday. The market is a good place to pick up masks
and handicrafts at cheaper prices than the shops.
lodges and guesthouses are fairly comfortable at tourist destinations.
Hotels in western Bhutan are better than those in the central and
eastern part of the country where accommodation establishments are
simple and offer minimum facilities. Hotels are not categorized
according to international standards, however all Tour companies have to
keep guests in A Grade Resorts and Hotels as per directives of the
Department of tourism, five star luxuries are now available in Paro and
Thimphu and some select locations.
Nightclubs in Bhutan
in Bhutan is vibrant. Nightclubs in Bhutan color up your night and
prepare you for enjoying a rocking time out here. Groove into the
midnight fever and spice up the night with in accompaniment with the
music played by the DJ. Nightlife in Bhutan is mostly related to bars,
wineries, nightclubs and pubs. Two most popular national drinks of
Bhutan are souza (Bhutanese tea) and Ara (a spirit distilled from rice,
wheat or corn).
Food and Drink in Bhutan
Bhutanese food is
generally good. Dining in Bhutan is another constituent of entertainment
in Bhutan. If you are a foodie then you can find some of the finest
materials for your palate in any of the popular food joints in Paro or
Thimpu. The food in hotels is often the best in town, but in main towns
now there are few restaurants increasingly becoming popular. One of the
interesting things to note is that the cuisine of Bhutan is more or less
similar to that of the Western countries.
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