Must-see Attractions in Bhutan

There is no denying that Bhutan, at least in all of Asia, is the happiest nation on earth. The distant kingdom known as the Land of the Thunder Dragon struggles to balance modernization and its centuries-old Buddhist cultures. Bhutan, a remarkable country with monasteries, museums, and mountains, has many attractions that draw tourists from all over the world despite its strict tourism regulations. Foreign visitors to this mysterious kingdom of the Druk Yul have their own motivations for doing so. Others are drawn to the hallowed nation by its Buddhist culture, traditional architecture, and cultural legacies, while some come in search of spiritual enlightenment.

Few people are aware of Bhutan's real location, despite the fact that the world may recognize it as a tiny nation perched on the slopes of the Himalayas. The tiny kingdom that sits between China and India has long been surrounded by mountains, rich religious and cultural traditions, and overall good fortune. Here is a list of Bhutan's top must-see attractions from among its myriad offerings:

Top Must-see Attraction in Paro

  • Rinpung Dzong
  • Chele La Pass, between Paro and Haa Valley
  • Paro Dzong
  • Kyichu Lhakhang
  • Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang
  • Drukgyel Dzong Ruins
  • Kila Nunnery
  • National Museum

Top Must-see Attraction in Thimphu

  • Buddha Dordenma Statue
  • Buddha Dordenma Statue
  • Norzin Lam Street
  • Changangkha Lhakhang
  • Tashichho Dzong
  • Tango Buddhist Institute
  • Simtokha Dzong
  • National Textile Museum
  • Simply Bhutan – A living museum
  • National Folk Heritage Museum
  • National Memorial Chorten
  • National Institute for Zorig Chusum
  • Weekend Market
  • National Library
  • Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory
  • Clock Tower Square
  • Motithang Takin Preserve

Top Must-see Attraction in Punakha

  • Punakha Dzong
  • Dochula Pass, en route Thimphu to Punakha
  • Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
  • Chimi Lhakhang Temple

Must-see other Attractions in Bhutan 

  • Phobjikha Valley, Wangdue
  • Jigme Dorji National Park, Gasa
  • Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa
  • Punakha Suspension Bridge
  • Haa Valley
  • Dagala Thousand Lakes trek
  • Royal Manas National Park, Sarpang
  • Kurje Lhakhang, Bumthang
  • Tower of Trongsa Museum