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Punakha is one of the 20 districts located in Bhutan. This place was the previous capital of Bhutan up until 1955 after which the capital was changed to Thimpu. This place is in a close proximity to Thimpu and one can easily reach here by means of car. This place is usually warmer in winter and colder in summer. Located at the height of 1200 m this place is known for its extensive rice cultivation.
Punakha was the capital of Bhutan from the year 1637 to 1907. This place which lies close to Thimpu is located at an alleviation of 1200m. Due to the suitable weather conditions present over here, this place has been known for its extensive rice cultivation. This place is known to be the second oldest dzong in the whole of Bhutan and is also known as one of the most magnificent structures in the country. One can get clear as well as amazing view of the Himalayas from this location. Two major rivers of Bhutan namely Pho Chu and Mo Chhu converge here in the Punakha valley. This place is mainly known due to two reasons, one being the presence of the second oldest dzong while the other one being the venue for the first national assembly in the year 1953. This place has been beautifully designed and one can easily spot the architectural brilliance showcased in the construction of dzong.
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