Bhutan’s most popular winter season offers awesome mountain views, lovely rivers, green valleys, high-altitude scenery and a unique cultural atmosphere. Bhutan is actually a kingdom (the Kingdom of Bhutan), located in the Himalayas. India and China are both bordered by the country. In addition to the beauty of the mountains, Bhutan also gives visitors the opportunity to experience a colorful culture that is deeply influenced by Tibetan traditions and is also difficult to replicate elsewhere.
1. Thimphu City
Start your journey from Simp, the capital of Bhutan, in a valley next to the Lydak River. As the largest city in Bhutan, it has all the administrative centers and the official residence of the king. During the tour, you can explore some of the big (old abbeys and fortresses). This attraction is part of Bhutan’s best holiday package tour. Visitors can also visit the city’s art galleries, shops and museums.
2. Commemorating Stupa or Thimphu Choir
Commemorating Stupa was built in 1974 to commemorate the father of King Bhutan Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Over the years, it has become a very important monument in Bhutan, and thousands of local Bhutanese (disciples of the late King Jigme Doji Wangchuk) have paid tribute to this place. It is peaceful to spend time here and bring peace of mind. You can also visit the Tombs of the Kings in the area.
3. Drucker Yedzong
Drukgyal Dzong is the most popular Dzong in Bhutan, built between 1646 and 1649. It is located in Paro, one of the oldest cities in Bhutan. The Dzong was built to commemorate Bhutan’s victory over the raiders who entered Mongolia from the country. In the mid-20th century, the site was severely damaged by the fire, so today visitors can only appreciate the remaining ruins. For history lovers, this is an ideal Bhutan destination to add to your list.
4.Punakha Dzong, Punakha
Prior to Tingpu, Punaka was the capital of Bhutan. So in this city you can visit the castle or the Punak Grand, which is the city’s central administrative building. This is the oldest clan of Bhutan because it was created between 1636 and 1637. Today, it still stands there, offering visitors an incredible landscape. In the winter, this place became even more amazing because the monks came from Thimphu.
5.Bumthang, Jambay Lhakang Monastery
Although Bhutan has many historical and cultural sites, Jambe Lakang Temple is one of the oldest temples and was created by King Songsen Genbo, one of the most famous kings in Bhutan’s history. This temple is home to hundreds of artifacts discovered by the King during his trip to the Himalayas. Although the monastery was built in the 7th century, it has undergone a beautiful renovation and is amazing. The mask dance festival in Bhutan is held here every year.