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Bhutan Guide


Paro Valley
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 fields.

Thimphu Valley
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

The 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.

Built 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
Jigme 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
When 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.

Hotels, 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
Nightlife 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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