- Air tickets to Bhutan (we can arrange to book your flights)
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- Meals at 4-5 star restaurants
Punakha Dzongkhag has been inextricably linked with momentous occasions in Bhutanese history. It served as the capital of the country from 1637 to 1907 and the first national assembly was hosted here in 1953. Punakha Dzong is not only the second oldest and second largest Dzong but it also has one of the most majestic structures in the country.
Places of Interest
Built strategically at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative center of the region, Punakha Dzong has played an important role in Bhutan’s history. Damaged by four catastrophic fires and an earthquake, the Dzong has been fully restored at present.
This temple is also known as the temple of fertility. It is widely believed that couples who do not have children and wanting one, if they pray at this temple, they are usually blessed with a child very soon. It is about 30 minute walk across field from the road to the temple.
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
A beautiful hike takes one to the majestic Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten that stands on a beautiful ridge above the Punakha valley. The Monastery was built by Her Majesty the Queen Mother, Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck.