Bhutan : The Land Of Thunder Dragon

Looking at the heading, the first thing that makes us scratch our head is why it is called Land of Thunder Dragon.

In the national language of Bhutan i.e., Dzongkha, Bhutan is called Druk Yul, which means the kingdom of Druk and the Bhutanese people are called Druk Gyalpo, which translates into Kings of Thunder Dragon; and hence it is known as the Land of Thunder Dragon. 

Bhutan has always been far-famed for its natural beauty. Apart from that, Bhutan is the only country where the sale of tobacco is banned, making it unique from others.

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So, are you thinking of paying a visit to Bhutan? We are here to help you escape from the trouble of searching for destinations on your own.

We have prepared a list of the top places you can visit to make your journey more memorable

Tiger’s Nest, A day you will remember

Going to Bhutan and not Visiting Tiger’s nest monastery would leave your trip incomplete.

The monastery is huge, and it takes around 1 hour to make a complete tour of the monastery. The monastery is located at such a place that the only way you could reach it is by hiking, and it takes around 3-4 hours, making it a full-day tour. If you have a disabled person with you, you can hire a horse to carry them.

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The place is so beautiful that you would regret not bringing a camera with you.

Royal Manas National Park

If you are a nature-loving person, undoubtedly, this place is like heaven for you. You will find a wide range of endangered flora and fauna in this national Park.

It is the oldest and the largest National Park of Bhutan.

Royal Manas National Park is home to many species, such as The Bengal Tigers, Pangolins, One Horned Rhinoceros, and many more. And the National park also consists of over 200+ bird species, most of which are on the edge of being endangered.

Buddha Dordenma Statue

Apart from just being a massive statue of Buddha, what’s more, interesting about the statue is that the visitors watching the statue see only one Buddha. Still, in actuality, there are 125,000 miniature Buddhas inside of Big Buddha Chest. The size of the miniatures is between 8- 12 inches.

The Statue is sitting on top of a meditation hall, which is situated in Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan. The entire statue is built of bronze; even the miniatures too are made of bronze.

Haa Valley, explore the beautiful villages of Bhutan

One of the most splendiferous valleys of Bhutan! Tourists love to spend a few days here and try to live the way Bhutanese people live their life.  Extensive grasslands and stunning mountains surround the valley.

On your way to the Haa Valley, you will come across the Chele- la –pass. It is 3810 m above the ground, making it the highest pass in Bhutan. Standing on the pass, you can get a stunning view of Mount Chomolhari.

Treat your eyes with the architectonics at Punakha Dzong

Being the second oldest building and second-largest Dzong, the place has always been a beguile site for the visitors. In the northern yard, you will get to see a stupa and a bodhi tree. The central tower is six stories tall.

The focal point of the place is the main temple that houses the national treasure, although you are not allowed to see the wealth.

Ta Dzong, a national museum

The museum has a shape like that of a conch shell, and the museum is entirely forged of wood and stone. Inside the museum, there are art pieces, paintings, 3D stamps, and animal masks, which allows you to understand their culture better.

Ta Dzong is a unique museum that indicates science and magic have always been an intricate part of Bhutan. The museum also showcases the epic battles between gods and demons.

A perfect spot for the visitors to visit who wholeheartedly wants to know more about Bhutan.

Shopaholics, get ready to shop at Norzin Lam Street.

 Returning from the trip empty-handed is not a good idea. Norzin Lam Street gives you a shot to take memories of Bhutan with you. People of Bhutan are tremendously skilled in making sublime crafts, woolen clothes, carpets, bamboo products, and many more that reflect their vast culture. 

Mouthwatering Street food is another hidden treasure that Norzin Lam Street offers. Give this place a go; you will be left astonished by its blend of modern and ancient Bhutan.

Best time to visit Bhutan

Being located in the Himalayas, Bhutan experiences a wide range of climate change. You cannot go there in winters; the roads remain blocked for days in winters when it snows too much.

The best time of the year you can visit Bhutan is in the spring months i.e., between March-May. If you want to enjoy your vacation to the fullest, this is the best time of the year to visit Bhutan.

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