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A land of culture, tradition and beauty, Bhutan is one of those tourist destinations in the world that wins every traveller’s heart. No matter where one chooses to travel in Bhutan, travellers surely fall in love with the stunning landscape, spiritual vibe and ancient vibrancy. Even though the entire country is dotted with a plethora of beautiful places to visit but the top attractions boasting Bhutan tourism are located in the western and central region of Bhutan, largely in and around Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and Bumthang.

When on a Bhutan Tour, tourists will come close to some of the splendid dzongs and monasteries. The must-see tourist places includes Paro and Zuri in Paro, Tashichhoe and Simtokha in Thimphu, and Punakha Dzong in Punakha, which is the second oldest and largest dzong in Bhutan. Moving to the popular Buddhist Monasteries, temples, palace and a museum in Bhutan, the important ones include Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest Monastery), Khangkhu Lhakhang, Bondey Lhakhang, Tago Lhakhang, Druk Choeding, Ugyen Pelri Palace, National Museum in Paro, Tango, Dechen Phodrang, Cheri, and Changangkha Lhakhang in Thimphu. The other not-to-miss tourist attractions in Thimphu includes Buddha Dordenma, Memorial Chorten, Dechencholing Palace, Clock Tower Square, National Textile Museum and Motithang Takin Preserve. The temples and monastery of Bumathang include Kurjey Lhakhang, Kichu Lhakhang, Jambey Lhakhang and Lhodrak Kharchu Monastery. The Punakha Dzong and Trongsa Dzong are yet another top tourist attractions in Bhutan which are unarguably the most beautiful dzongs in the country. Also, the wildlife enthusiasts can visit Jigme Dorji National Park, the second largest national park that occupies almost the entire Gasa District and the northern areas of Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and Wandue Phodrang.

A vacation to wild and rugged eastern Bhutan will let one witness the fascinating towns and villages. The must-visit tourist attractions of this region of Bhutan includes Gom Kora, Chorten Kora in Trashiyangtse, Guru Rinpoche Statue in Mongar to Lhuentse, Yakgang Lhakhang in Mongar, and Trashigang Dzong in Trashigang.

A trip to Bhutan will let the tourists learn about how the traditional Buddhist culture meets the splendid fortresses like the monasteries, dzongs, temples, palaces and more. In simple words, Bhutan is a magical and mystical place that must be visited at least once in a lifetime.

These are the Top 5 Most Visited Tourist Attractions in Bhutan

S.No Attraction Name City Name
1 The Tiger’s Nest Temple Paro
2 Tashichho Dzong Thimphu
3 Punakha Dzong Punakha
4 Dochula Pass Thimphu
5 Chele La Pass Haa

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Paro International Airport

Paro International Airport is the only international airport in Bhutan. It stands at an unbelievable height of 7332 ft and is surrounded by colossal mountains as high as 18,000 ft. Check out the airpo ...


The Tiger’s Nest Temple

Everything about the Tiger’s Nest Temple in Paro, Bhutan, catches your attention, from its architecture to the legends associated with it. Known as Taktsang in the local language, it is one of the m ...


The National Museum of Bhutan

Among the several tourist places to visit in Paro, The National Museum of Bhutan is special because it contains an incredible collection of Bhutanese art, paintings and statues. The building, which ho ...


Drukgyel Dzong

Although mostly in ruins today, the Drugyel Dzong still remains one of the major tourist attractions in Paro, Bhutan. Its name means, “The Fortress of the Victorious Bhutanese”, and it was built t ...


Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang

The Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang, with its whitewashed spire, is a famous tourist attraction in Paro. Although a Buddhist temple, it stands out from the others as its architecture resembles that of a chor ...


Dobji Dzong

The enormous historical importance of Dobji Dzong makes its one of the must visit tourist places in Paro. It was the first dzong to be built in Bhutan upon which the other dzongs were later built. The ...


Tamchong Lhakhang

Tamchong Lhakhang lies just a bridge away, literally! An incredibly beautiful tourist attraction in Paro, it was built by Thangthong Gyalpo, famously known as the bridge builder in the 13th century. G ...



Offering a panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range, Dochula is a beautiful mountain pass and is a concentration of 108 memorial stupas known as Druk Wangyal Chortens. With historical and religi ...


Semtokha Dzong

Overlooking the entire Thimphu Valley, Simtokha Dzong is said to be the first dzong built in Bhutan. The tourist attraction comprises countless statues and paintings of various Buddhas and other relig ...


Tashichho Dzong

Renowned as Thimphu Dzong, Tashichho Dzong is one of the popular tourist attractions and biggest landmarks of Thimphu which was built in the year 1641. Standing tall at the right side of River Wangchu ...