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Where is Bhutan On A Map

Where Is Bhutan On a Map

Bhutan is a country located at the southern foot of the Himalayas between India and Tibet. The average altitude is over 3000 meters. It’s bordering Tibet in the northwest and north, India in the west, Bangladesh in the south, and Tibet’s Lhoka in the east, with a total area of 38,394 square kilometers.

Bhutan On A Map

Bhutan’s tourist attractions are mainly concentrated in the western regions, such as Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha. As heading forward to the midland you can visit Phobjikha, Trongsa, and Bumthang. Many monasteries and fortresses are built on top of the hills surrounding the valley.

1. Paro
Paro is the gateway to Bhutan. It’s located in the fertile and beautiful Paro River Valley. It was once the political center of Western Bhutan. The most famous attraction in Paro is Taktshang Monastery, which is also the landmark of Bhutan. Paro Dzong (Rinpung Dzong) is the first Dzong sighted by tourists after getting off the plane. This magnificent Dzong is a great example of Bhutanese architecture.

2. Thimphu

The most worth visiting attraction in Thimphu is undoubtedly Tashichho Dzong. The Dzongs distributed in the major cities of Bhutan are the seats of the government, and Tashi Quzong is equivalent to the central government of Bhutan. Bhutan is a famous stamp country in the world. You can customize your own portrait stamps-this is the best souvenir that most travelers will not want to miss. At the same time, you can visit the famous handmade goods market. In addition, Tarkin is a major attraction as a national animal.

3. Punakha
By crossing over the Dochu La Pass, where you can see 108 pagodas standing on the inner side of the mountain and towering sacred snow peaks of the Himalayas, you will get to Punakha.  It was once the capital of ancient Bhutan and the winter residence of nobles. Punakha Dzong is the most beautiful fortress in Bhutan. It looks splendid all the year-round, especially in the spring when Jacarandas bloom luxuriantly.

4. Phobjikha

There are not only elegant black-necked cranes in the valley. The superior ecological environment also attracts many rare birds,  large mammals, and diverse plant resources unique to the Himalayas, as well as ecotourists who are attracted by these animals and plants.

5. Trongsa

The journey to Trongsa is the most winding section of the entire Bhutan travel routes, with unlimited scenery constantly appearing above the dangerous peaks. Trongsa Dzong was built on a small platform in the mountain cols. Below the Dzong is a cliff of hundreds of meters. Surrounding it, the entire town of Trongsa is spread out on steep hillsides. Trongsa Dzong is the largest architectural complex in Bhutan.

6. Bumthang

Bumthang Valley is the birthplace of Bhutan’s culture and Buddism. Not only does it have beautiful landscapes, many ancient temples, but also rich local products and specialties, which should not be missed. The entire Bumthang Valley is very suitable for outdoor cross-country sports, and there are many classic hiking routes.

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