Highlights: Since Bhutan is famous for its temple, you can't miss out on the Kichu Lhakhang which is just a short drive from the city of Paro. There are various additional buildings and a highly noticeable golden roof all of which was made in the year 1839 by the Governor of city Paro. There are prayer wheels around the temple and you can try spinning around the temple to worship the idol.
Location: Lango Gewog, Paro, Bhutan.
Timings: No official timings given by the temple but ideal to visit during early morning or evening.
Pricing: Visiting the temple is completely free of cost for everyone.
The trail passes through rhododendron forest which is a delight to see especially in monsoon times. The region also posses dense vegetation with oak and maple trees and also the longest foot bridge of Bhutan. Villages like Sha and Chungsakha also falls on this trail. It is approximately 54 km in length.
Highlights: Sha viilage and lifestyle of Bhutanese people based there.
Duration: 3 days trekking tour.
Location: Near Punakha, Bhutan
Best Season: March - April, October to November. However due to low altitude it can be visited in winter too.
Highlights: Paro is a historic town of Bhutan. It has several historic buildings and sacred sites that are scattered all across the area. Along with the Punakha and Jakar, Paro forms a ‘golden triangle’ of the prominent destinations of Bhutan. Undisturbed scenic beauty, craggy mountain hills, peaceful atmosphere and clean air definitely make it a must visit place in Bhutan. One thing that attracts several visitors to Paro is the Rinpung Dzong which is one of the most striking examples of a typical monastery of Bhutan. Dzong is known to host the festival of masks which is locally known as the Paro Tsechu. Making a visit during this time can be fruitful. Apart from this, the National Museum of Paro is another must see attraction which attracts several visitors.
Location: Paro is a small town situated in the Paro District in the Paro Valley of Bhutan.
Timings: Open 24 hours.
Pricing: Entry is free.
One of the most celebrated activities on this festival is Raksha Mangcham which is also named as the dance of the ox. Huge gathering assembles to see the beautiful act which concludes with the display of the Guru Tshengye Thongdrol where every onlooker fetch blessings and wash away their sins.
Highlights: sight of Guru Tshengye Thongdrol
Festival time: In the month of June
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Gangtey Monastery also known as the Gangtey Gompa is one of the major religious places of the Nyingma school of Buddhism. The history of the place can be traced as far back as the 17th century. The beautiful building is a sight to behold with colorful frescos adorning the walls and hundreds of carved pillars supporting the structure.
The complex has five temples which surround the central tower, all of which follow the traditional Tibetan architectural style. The region offers many Gangtey treks where you get to walk through tiny hamlets and villages and take in the dramatic scenery of the region before stopping at this historic building.
This is an excellent place to visit in Bhutan in December as you can witness the spectacle of black-necked cranes, who come to Bhutan to roost and circle the monastery three times on arrival and also before returning to Tibet.
Location: Gangtey Village, Bhutan
Timing: Daily, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM