Places To Visit In Wangdue Phodrang

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Country rank: 3 out of 14 Places To Visit In Bhutan

Sub-Region: Wangdue Phodrang District

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Here are the top 7 tourist attractions to see in Wangdue Phodrang:

1. Wangduephodrang Dzong

Wangduephodrang Dzong

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Built in 1638, this was the most visible feature of the district and provided a wonderful view being located on a ridge overlooking the confluence of the rivers Dang Chhu and Punakha Chhu. It was open to visitors during the festival of Wangdue Phodrang Tsechu in Autumn. Unfortunately, it was burnt t...

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2. The Temple of Sha Radap

The Temple of Sha Radap

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Also known as the Rada Lhakhang, this temple is situated close to the site of the district Dzong and is dedicated to and houses the image of the guardian deity of the region known as Sha Radap. Locals often pay a visit to this temple to seek blessings and also go there to name their children. One co...

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3. Gasleo and Nahee Village

Gasleo and Nahee Village

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These villages are located towards the western side of the district and take about 2 hours to reach. It is an ideal option for those looking to have a nice picnic during the daytime and also for those seeking a true perspective into the Bhutanese rural way of life. Autumn, being harvest time is the ...

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4. Rinchegang Village

Rinchegang Village

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This is easily reached, being located just a short distance away from the site of the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong and in being located so, a trip here shall prove to be a field day for keen photographers. It faces the now-ruined Dzong and is represented by a small cluster of houses. It too would most lik...

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5. Adha and Rukha Villages

Adha and Rukha Villages

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These villages are located to the South of Wangdue town and is a place where one could camp in a tent or better, opt for a homestay at a farmer's house. The farmers are warm and friendly and are happy to engage the visitor in daily activities and in reciting old tales and lores. It is advisable not ...

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6. Jigme Singye Wangchuk National Park

Jigme Singye Wangchuk National Park

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A perfect example of serenity in nature, Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park is one of the country's largest national park areawise. Located in Trongsa and occupying parts of other districts such as Wangdue Phodrang also, it is a popular birdwatching spot in Bhutan.

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7. Phobjikha Valley

Phobjikha Valley

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Phobjikha Valley, located in Wangdue Phodrang District is one of the few glacial valleys in the country. It is distinctly different from the others in the sense that it is shaped like a bowl due to the glacier that existed before and hence is much flatter as compared to others in its category.This v...

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