Things to do and see at punakha
Punakha Dzong is also known as the palace of great happiness. The elegantly designed palace is the current administrative centre of Punakha District. Constructed in 1637 by Ngawang Namgyal the 1st Zhabdrung Rinpoche. The palace is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan.
Located at the confluence of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu, Punakha Dzong is known to be the most picturesque Dzong in the Country.
Tip: There are at least 3 photos opportunities location for Punakha Dzong. Do ask our guide to bring you there.
Hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
Built by her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuk, Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten is a temple
build dedicated to the well-being of the Kingdom, its people and all sentient beings.
This 4 storeys temple was built based on the Holy scripture rather than engineering manuals.
There are 2 approaches to this hike.
The first option will be through the Punakha suspension bridge, it will take 15-20 minutes to reach the temple.
The second option (preferred option) will be to hike through the gorgeous Punakha valley which will take climbers
at least an hour to arrive.
Tip: Access the highest level of the temple and immerse yourself with the majestic view of the Punakha