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Punakha

Punakha (Dzongkha) Bhutan

Punakha (Dzongkha :)- is the administrative centre of Punakha Dzongkhag, one of the 20 areas of Bhutan. Punakha was the capital of Bhutan and also the seat of federal government up until 1955, when the capital was moved to Thimphu. It has to do with 72 km far from Thimphu and it takes around 3 hours by car from the capital Thimphu. Unlike Thimphu it is rather cozy in wintertime and also warm in summertime. It lies at an elevation of 1,200 metres over sea level as well as rice is expanded as the main plant along the river valleys of two primary rivers of Bhutan, the Pho Chu as well as Mo Chu. Dzongkha is widely spoken in this district.

It's highly recommended that you stay in Punakha for a couple of days during bhutan trip if you intend to discover it completely. The tranquil beauty of the Punakha River, the unique hotels as well as the pristine charm of the surroundings will leave you with memories of a life time.

The majority of tourist attractions of Punakha need a little hiking or short drives so it's recommended that you hire a cars and truck for the day which will certainly assist you cover all the attractions around. Nonetheless, you can see the Suspension bridge and also Punakha Dzong without a vehicle if you are staying in Punakha.

Sightseeing Places in Punakha