High in the Himalayas, the tiny kingdom of Bhutan sits on the roof of the world. Jungle-filled valleys give way to flowered alpine meadow and snow-capped peaks, many crowned with imposing dzongs - fortress monasteries dating from the 13th to the 17th centuries. Isolationist for many years, Bhutan has now opened its doors to visitors and those who make the arduous journey are sure to find the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon richly rewarding.
While on your holiday in Bhutan visit Paro, home to the National Museum and nearby are the ruins of Drugyal Dzong, a fortress of great historical importance. A must see on your Bhutan holiday.
In the heart of the Thimpu Valley nestles Bhutan's capital city. Be sure to catch the weekend market where men and women in traditional dress sell hand-woven textiles, carved wood and jewellery from all over Bhutan.
Travelling over the 3000 metre Dochu La, or pass, will bring you to Punakha and the extraordinarily beautiful Punakha Dzong.
And then there’s Bhumtang - or the plain of ghosts – which covers the central Bhutan valleys of Chumey, Choekhar, Tang and Ura. This is a magical landscape of rhododendron forests, blue pine, temples and monasteries. This is a wonderful area for a Bhutan holiday of trekking with its valleys, lakes and spectacular passes.
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