Places To Visit In Punakha

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Country rank: 6 out of 14 Places To Visit In Bhutan

Sub-Region: Punakha District

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Here are the top 9 tourist attractions to see in Punakha:

1. Punakha Dzong

Punakha Dzong

4.5

2 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Punakha

Dzongs are administrative districts (and monasteries) in Bhutan and Punakha Dzong is the second oldest and second-largest dzong in the country. It was here that the first national assembly was held in 1953 and it remained the seat of the Government of Bhutan until 1955. Not only does this dzong boas...

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2. Jigme Dorji National Park

Jigme Dorji National Park

4.2

28 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Punakha

Bhutan is a country which always believes in preserving the traditional valuables and respects its natural resources. And following its footsteps, Jigme Dorji National Park not only houses the distinct flora and fauna but also provides them with all the essential resources, facilities and care.

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3. Rishta Village

Rishta Village

3.8

28 kms
from city center

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3 out of 9
Places To Visit in Punakha

Popular for rice cultivation this is a village where you would find both red as well as white rice to be grown. Located on the banks of Mo Chu and Pho Chu river this is village you must visit.

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4. Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten

Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten

8 kms
from city center

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4 out of 9
Places To Visit in Punakha

Located after a hike of 45 minutes from a small hill having a beautiful prayer wheel, Khansum Yulley Namgyal Chorten is a spectacular site to visit because of the beautiful view of the surroundings that it offers. It has a very rich history as to why it was built and it is a pleasure to hear it from...

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5. Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery

Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery

7 kms
from city center

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5 out of 9
Places To Visit in Punakha

The white coloured structure crowned by a pair of wise and adorable eyes, Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery houses more than a hundred nuns. Most of the inmates are old and spend their time in praying, chanting and studying various courses such as English. The view of Punakha Valley from here is mes...

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6. Punakha Suspension Bridge

Punakha Suspension Bridge

1 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Punakha

The longest suspension bridge in Bhutan, constructed over Mo Chhu river, Punakha Suspension Bridge is a good place to visit after visiting Punakha Dzong. Walking on it gives an unparalleled feeling of thrill and adventure. Although it is built sturdily, it shakes when winds blow strongly, and that i...

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Top Hotels in Punakha

  • The Four Boutique

    Staring from USD 81

  • Hotel Zangto Pelri

    Staring from USD 40

7. Mo Chhu

Mo Chhu

2 kms
from city center

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7 out of 9
Places To Visit in Punakha

Complementing the beauty of Punakha Dzong, Mo Chhu River is truly a mesmerising sight to behold. A treasure trove of experiences, fun activities like rafting and kayaking are carried out in its clear blue prisitine waters.The most fabulous part is the disection of river into two streams adjacent to ...

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8. Punakha Crematorium

Punakha Crematorium

1 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Punakha

Located north of the dzong, the Punakha Creamtorium is the only cremation site in the entire town. When someone in the valley dies, the body is carried all the way over to this ground where the whole village participates in the cremation ritual dedicated to help the soul pass on. The ground is best ...

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9. Chimi Lhakhang

Chimi Lhakhang

7 kms
from city center

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9 out of 9
Places To Visit in Punakha

Located an hour outside Punakha village, Chimi Lhakhang (also known as Chime Lhakhang) is a Buddhist monastery best known for its worship of the phallus. It stands on a round hillock said to resemble breasts and is decorated with phallic symbols all along its walls. It was built in honour of Drukpa ...

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