10 Things You Ought To Do When in Bhutan- Chapter 2

In our last blog, we started our journey from Tiger Nest Monastery while witnessing the Punakha festival, admiring the beautiful capital of Bhutan, Thimphu. We continued our journey further to the Buddhist monastery of Punakha via the heavenly Dochula Pass. In this particular Blog post, we will take you to other traditional but beautiful places in Bhutan and also explain you know the secret behind the local Red Panda Brewery and present an insight on the Arts and Crafts of Bhutan.

Phobjikha Valley

Phobjikha Valley

After the passes and monasteries high up in the mountains, let us descend to the Phobjikha Valley. This valley is situated next to the Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park. This wildlife national park has a lot to offer in terms of Flora and Fauna. Many birds including the endangered Black Neck Crane migrate here during the winter. This area also offers cultural uniqueness and splendor scenic beauty to the visitors all year long.

Zuri Dzong Hike

Zuri Dzong Hike

It is one of the most sought after trekking or hiking trip by tourists. Once on the peak of Zuri Dzong, you have the snow clad Himalayas on one side and the entire Paro valley on the other. It is also an ideal bird watching spot in the city. The belief of the locals is that Lord Buddha meditated in the caves here back in the 8th century. This place not only excels in scenic beauty, but the peace you feel here along with the view all along the trek makes this place a must visit.

Gangtey Valley

Gangtey Valley

If you feel that Kashmir in India or Switzerland in Europe comes close to the Shangri-La, then you ought to visit the Gangtey Valley. No words can do justice to the beauty of this place. It has everything from the snow clad Himalayas to dense forests, dwarf bamboos and even human settlements in a couple of villages.

Red Panda Beer

If you think that Bhutan is a very strict and traditional Buddhist country, then you aren’t missing much. However, in the past decade there has been a lot of external influence and incoming of people from various pockets of the world, who come to visualise and capture its beauty in their eyes or cameras. If you happen to visit the country, do not forget to miss the famous indigenous beer of the country manufactured by Fritz Maurer. Be wary, it is one of the strongest beer in the world.

The Crafts of Bhutan

The Crafts of Bhutan

In many countries, Bhutanese handmade crafts are extremely famous and popular. However, most of the people who buy them are unaware that there are 13 different kinds of Arts and craft in the region, and all of them are deeply influenced by Buddhist philosophies.

To know more about what you can do in the country, check out our other pages.


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KH Zaman
Buffalo, New York



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