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Phuentsholing, Bhutan

Phuentsholing is a boundary town to the north of the plains of the Duars area of West Bengal. Located at the foot hills of the Himalayas, it acts as the primary trading corridor to West Bengal and the rest of the states of India. Phuentsholing can be reached to by road from Sikkim, Darjeeling and also Siliguri. The local airport is Bagdogra (168kms), you can fly from any of the major cities of India to Bagdogra and drive to Phuentsholing, from below it takes about 5-6hrs either to Paro or to Thimphu. As it acts as a port of access to travelers, it has only a really few locations to see around. Places you can see are Kharbandi Gompa (Rinchending) developed by the Royal Granny in 1967 as her winter months residence, the templecontains of the paints of the life of the Buddha and also the statuaries of Shabdrung Nawang Namgyal as well as Guru Rimpoche. From the temple the sight of Phuentsholing town and the levels below is exceptional. Zangtopelritemple located at the centre of the town is an additional area that could intrigue you. The ground floor has the statue of Guru Rimpoche and his eight manifestations, the second floor includes the eight Bodhisat tavas and the sculptures of Avalokiteshwara and also ShubdrungNawang Namgyal and also the top flooring contains the major statue of Buddha Amitabha. The most recent addition Palden Tashi CholingTsu Lakhang, a shedra(reclusive institution) with great murals as well as a nice setup is worth a visit.

About Phuentsholing

Phuentsholing is the point of entry for travellers arriving here by bus from Kolkata and Siliguri and the town works primarily as a place where Bhutanese and Indians work. The architecture is contemporary, as well as there is no dzong, famous monastery or actually anything of particular passion to tourists. Nonetheless, like all of Bhutan, it does offer a clean, pleasurable and also safe atmosphere in which to go about your company. NB: Until 2005, it was feasible for abroad site visitors to enter the town without a Bhutanese visa. Besides Indian nationals, this is no more possible. Indians are rejected access beyond the check post in the lack of a license.

Phuentsholing Sightseeing

  1. Zangto Pelri Lhakhang
  2. Karbandi Monastery
  3. Bhutan Gate

Sightseeing Places in Phuentsholing