The broad Paro valley is the entry point for all visitors flying into Bhutan on the national carrier, Druk Air. As the plane takes a dramatic sweep into Paro, the flight captain usually warns relieved passengers not to worry if the aircraft’s wings appear to be almost touching the mountainsides.
Places to visit include the Paro Dzong (right), the National Museum housed in a round fortress called the Ta Dzong, and the ruins of the Dr .... Read More »
About four hours’ drive from Wangduephodrang is the central district of Trongsa, the ancestral home of Bhutan’s royal family and from where the first two kings ruled the kingdom.
Long before you reach it, you see the resplendent Trongsa Dzong in the valley centre. Its labyrinth of temples, corridors, offices and living quarters for the monks add up to a masterpiece in Bhutanese architecture preserved through professional restoration i .... Read More »
The journey from Bumthang to Mongar is one of the most beautiful in the Himalayan crossing the 3,800 m high Trumshingla pass. Mongar marks the beginning of eastern Bhutan. The second largest town in the sub tropical east, Mongar, like Trashigang further east, is situated on the side of a hill in contrast to other town of western Bhutan which are built on the valley floor.
Trashigang, the largest dist .... Read More »