We will travel to Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan until 1955, and will stop at Dochula Pass along the way. This popular tourist attraction offers stunning 360-degree views of the Himalayas. It also houses the 108 Druk Wangyal Chortens built on a small hill to commemorate the Bhutanese soldiers who died fighting Assam rebels from India.
The Druk Wangyal Lhakhang Temple was built to commemorate 100 years of the monarchy and the fourth King, Jigme Singye Wangchuck. We will visit one of the most beautiful places in Bhutan, the Punakha Dzong, located at the confluence of two rivers. It is an amazing example of Bhutanese architecture.
Punakha Dzong – Located at a strategic point at the junction of the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers, this Dzong was built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative site of the region.
Foju Suspension Bridge – At 160 meters long, this suspension bridge is reputed to be the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan. Which offers spectacular views of the Punakha Dzong and the Feju Valley.