Here are the top 5 tourist attractions to see in Phuentsholing:

1. Bhutan Gate

1 km
from city center
1 out of 5
places to visit in Phuentsholing

Separating Bhutan from India, the Bhutan Gate flaunts the classical elements of traditional Bhutanese architecture. A magnificent example of Bhutanese architecture, it is located at the Indo-Bhutan Border town Phuentsholing. You'll see it if you're coming by road. Even if you're not, then taking some time out to visit this magnificent structure is definitely worth it. The wooden work on the gate is absolutely mind-blowing.

2. Zangto Pelri Lhakhang

2 out of 5
places to visit in Phuentsholing

Situated at the centre of Phuentsholing, Zangto Pelri is a Buddhist Monastery and an exquisite example of ancient architecture of Bhutan. Built-in 1990 by Dasho Aku Tongmi, who also composed the National Anthem of Bhutan, this beautiful structure houses several statues of Buddhist Gurus, many of which are as high as 4 metres.

3. Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre

3 out of 5
places to visit in Phuentsholing

One of the most popular sites in Phuentsholing, Amo Chhu Breeding Center is the best place to visit if you have a hunger to see and explore wildlife. The crocodile breeding centre aimed at increasing the number of different species of crocodiles and alligators. The sight of crocodiles, ghariyaals, alligators makes you awestruck. Established in the year 1976, it was further improved in the year 2003, aimed at increasing the number of these endemic species.

4. Karbandi Monastery

1 km
from city center
4 out of 5
places to visit in Phuentsholing

Karbandi is one of the oldest Monasteries in Bhutan. Also known as Karbandi Goemba, it is situated 400 metres above an astonishing valley surrounded by coniferous trees. Built by Ashi Phuntsho Choedron, the Royal Grandmother n 1967It is a religious shrine believed to bless infertile couples with children. After an Indian pilgrim couple visited the place to pray for a child, their prayers were answered. It has a garden adorned with colourful prayer flags. The Karbandi Monastery also has four large statues of Buddhist deities, and apart from this, the Monastery offers a breathtaking view of Phuentsholing valley. Best time to visit the place is late afternoons - evenings as the sunset is mesmerising from the viewpoint.

5. Torsa River Side, Amo Chhu

5 out of 5
places to visit in Phuentsholing

The Torsa River rises from Chumba Valley in China which flows through Bhutan where it's known as the Amo Chhu. If you long for a peaceful walk, away from pollution, traffic and chaos, then Torsa River Side is the perfect place to spend your evening. The River flows past the border towns Phuentsholing and Jaigaon before flowing into North of West Bengal. Around 15-20 minutes away, there are the Torsa Tea Gardens where you can see the tea plantation also. It is a great place for photography and photoshoot lovers must visit this serene spot. You can also visit the Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre while you are here.

FAQs on Phuentsholing

How can I commute within Phuentsholing?

The town is not so vast in area and can be easily covered on foot, but you can hire taxis for sight-seeing which charge approximately around BNT 500 per day.

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