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Tourist Attractions of Bhutan
Tourism is not just synonymous to Buddhism in Bhutan. Located on the eastern Himalayan country, this landlocked country is a cultural treat for tourists. Culturally, the country is simply colourful that truly adds joys to the existence of life. May be this is why Bhutan is a happy destination. Tourists find a lot of happiness and peace here during sightseeing and leisure time as well.
Travellers arrive in Paro, the only gateway to Bhutan. The city has the sole international airport. This means tourists willing to visit this country have to start their trip in Paro. Prayer flags flutter here nearly on every rooftop, establishing the deep-rooted connect of this destination. Their next destination is Thimphu, the country’s capital. A power center in every sense, the city instead of having sky-scrapers has a dominant agricultural and livestock base. The city is creatively maintaining a balance between the traditional roots and modernization. The city also has the official residence of the king - Dechencholing Palace, and the National Assembly of the newly formed parliamentary democracy.
The land of thunder dragon, Bhutan has equally exotic capital that’s straight out of the fantasy world. It has mythical, more »
One can never neglect Paro if planning a Bhutan Tour. The city has the only international airport in the country that gives this Shangri-la more »
Punakha in Bhutan served as the old capital of the country for the 300 years (17th to 19th century). It has a picturesque dzong and more »
Culturally a rich country, Thimphu is also a hub for religion, customs, literature and national dress code. Famous worldwide for monastic practices and the monasteries, for ritual dances and Tsechu festival, Thimphu has the nerve pulsating on every beat of Bhutan.
On the way from Paro to Thimphu, one can visit Punakha, the old capital of Bhutan. Here, tourists can enjoy the beautiful views of the snow-capped mountain tops of the valley and even visit the Punakha dzong only when the monks are in thimphu. Sightseeing to the local town is also a discovery in its own right.
Phuentsholing is another tourist destination in Bhutan famous as the arrival point for Indians on road. Indians, Maldivians and Bangladesh tourists can reach Bhutan without any Visa and this facet of freedom can be easily enjoyed with a drive from Kolkata and Siliguri to Phuentsholing.
Buddhism is another great tourist attraction in Bhutan. Buddha and Buddhism is a part of life in this colourful country. Inscribed on its enigmatic landscape, the religion is more than a religion and a way of existence here. Monks, monasteries, prayer wheels, chortens, stupas, ritual dances, dzong festivals, serene landscape and captivating culture reflect the religions’ association with this country.