Places To Visit In Punakha

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Country rank: 5 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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1 out of 9
Places To Visit in Punakha

This is one thing that this area is extremely famous for. Referred to as the place of happiness this is the second oldest dzong in Bhutan

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2. Chimi Lakhang

Chimi Lakhang

4.3

7 kms
from city center

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2 out of 9
Places To Visit in Punakha

Known as the fertility temple, chimi lakhang is a monastery which was constructed in the 15th century.

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3. Jigme Dorji National Park

Jigme Dorji National Park

4.2

28 kms
from city center

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3 out of 9
Places To Visit in Punakha

If you are fascinate by wildlife while at the same time enjoy driving through different passes then the Jigme Dorji National Park is the place is for you. Indulge yourself in some of the most fascinating adventures as well as enjoying the wildlife as you move along.

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4. Rishta Village

Rishta Village

3.8

28 kms
from city center

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4 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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5. Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten

Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten

8 kms
from city center

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5 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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6. Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery

Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery

7 kms
from city center

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6 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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Top Hotels in Punakha

  • The Four Boutique

    Staring from USD 81

  • Hotel Zangto Pelri

    Staring from USD 40

7. Punakha Suspension Bridge

Punakha Suspension Bridge

1 kms
from city center

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7 out of 9
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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8. Mo Chhu

Mo Chhu

2 kms
from city center

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8 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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9. Punakha Crematorium

Punakha Crematorium

1 kms
from city center

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9 out of 9
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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