Bhutan

Punakha

Punakha (Alt. 4265ft)

Punakha Served As The Capital Of Bhutan Until And Still It Is The Winter Seat Of Je Khenpo (The Chief Abbot). Blessed With Temperate Climate And Owing To Its Natural Drainage From Pho Chhu (Male) And Mo Chhu (Female) Rivers, The Punakha Valley Produces Abundant Crops And Fruits. There Are Splendid Views Of The Distant Himalayas At Dochula Pas (Alt. 3,050m) On Thimphu – Punakha Road.

Places Of Interest In And Around Punakha

Punakha Dzong

Built Strategically At The Junction Of Pho Chhu And Mo Chhu Rivers In 1637, By Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal To Serve As The Religious And Administrative Centre Of The Region, Punakha Dzong Has Played An Important Role In Bhutan's History. Damaged By Four Catastrophic Fires And An Earthquake.The Dzong Is Open For Visitors During Punakha Festival And In Summer Months When The Monk Body Moves To Thimphu.

Excursions Around Punakha

ChimiLhakhang
Chimi Lhakhang
KhamsumYulley
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
SangchhenNunnery
Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang Nunnery
Limbukha
Limbukha
TaloVillage
Talo
RitshaVillage
Punakha Ritsha Village
Nalanda
Nalanda Buddhist College
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