Taktshang Monastery

Taktsang Monastery

Known as the Tiger's Nest and the Taktsang Palphug Monastery, Paro Taktsang is considered one of the holiest places in Bhutan. Located in the Paro Valley, the monastery is perched on a cliff 2,950 feet (900m) above the valley floor. The monastery has...  see full details

Punakha Dzong


Serving as the winter capital of Bhutan, Punakha is only 45 miles (72km) from Thimphu. However, it has a much warmer climate than the latter, allowing for the patchwork of red and white rice fields to cover the surrounding valleys. The serene atmosphere...  see full details



The geographic centre of Bhutan, Trongsa is a historical village built around a monastery that was established in 1543. Small enough to easily explore on foot, Trongsa's main attractions include the Trongsa Dzong and the Thruepang Palace, as well as the markets in the...  see full details

Bumthang River


Bumthang is one of the most scenic valleys in Bhutan, with town of Jakar at its centre. More a cluster of villages than a real town, Jakar has a few points of interest that include the Jakar Dzong (Fortress of the White Bird),...  see full details