Paro Valley boasts many monasteries and fortress-style buildings. The most famous is Taktsang Monastery, known as the Tiger’s Nest, which clings to the cliff-side. Ta Dzong is a sevenstoried watchtower housing the National Museum of Bhuta. Kyichy Lhakhang is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan.


Until 1955 Punakha was the capital of Bhutan and its most iconic building, Punakha Dzong, was the former seat of government. Just outside Punakha is Chimi Lhakhang, also known as the Temple of Fertility, a pilgrimage site for women from all over the world.


Established as the capital of Bhutan in 1961, Thimphu lies in the valley of the Wang Chhu River. The city’s charm is influenced by its wealth of museums and places of historic interest. One of the most impressive buildings in the city is Tashi Chhoe Dzong. A Buddhist monastery and fortress which is now the seat of Bhutan’s government.


Small Group Touring

The Hidden Kingdom of Bhutan (7 Days)

Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Tiger’s Nest

The last Shangri la is an exotic land of high mountains and lush valleys, snow clad peaks with clear running springs, a pristine ecology and an incredible wealth of wildlife. Nestled deep in the eastern Himalayas between India and Tibet, the simple pleasure that this country offers gives a sense of kinship with the people and their love for the land.

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