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About Zhemgang

Observe the culture, visit the Buddhist temples & explore the Royal Manas National Park

Zhemgang boasts rich biodiversity, so much so, that its lush forests are home to 22 endangered animal species including Golden Langur. Ancient Bom (animist) religious practices are still carried out here, and Bon priests called Bonpo are widely respected. Equally interesting is the culture, a large part of which is folk songs and dances. A number of Buddhist temples like Buli Lhakhang & Tharpa Choeling Lhakhang are popular attractions. The main attraction is the Royal Manas National Park, the oldest of its kind in Bhutan & home to an incredible variety of plant and animal species including Asian one-horned rhinoceros.

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Zhemgang Tourism

An Insight into Zhemgang in Bhutan that will help you get a wonderful holiday experience.

Blessed with incredibly rich biodiversity, Zhemgang which was previously known as Shemgang is an ideal tourist destination for those with the love for wildlife. Majority of the area in Zhemgang is covered with forest including with Manas National Park that alone boasts about 22 endangered animal species. The other points of interest where tourists can witness the best of biodiversity include Jigme Singye Wangchuck and Thrumshingla National Park. Holidaying in Zhemgang, travellers can witness a myriad of tourist attractions that are in and around the region. Of all some includes, the famous Buddhist monasteries like Buli Lhakhang and Tharpa Choeling Lhakhang that were built by Terton Pema Lingpa, a Bhutanese Saint, Duenmang Tsachu (hot spring), Zhemgang Dzong and Panbang (for adventure). Also, a heritage tour of Zhemgang can be done by visiting the villages including Bjokha Village, Trong heritage village, and Dangkhar heritage village. Coming to the source of livelihood, the people of Zhemgang agriculture and animal husbandry. In nutshell, no matter what kind of traveller you are, Zhemgang has everything that offers the best travel experience unlike any other.

Best Time to Visit Zhemgang

Rich in flora and fauna, Zhemgang is best visited in autumn and winter seasons.

To experience the best of flora and fauna, a trip to Zhemgang can be planned between January and March. The weather is favourable to indulge in sightseeing tour and other activities in Zhemgang.  The other option to consider visiting Zhemgang is between October and December.

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How to Reach Zhemgang?

Decent road connectivity makes Zhemgang accessible from several destinations in Bhutan.

Paro International Airport is well connected to countries like India, Singapore, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Thailand. which is located at a distance of approx 324 km. From the airport, tourists can avail a taxi service to reach Zhemgang. In addition to this, travellers need to get a special route permit which can be issued at the Thimphu Immigration Office.

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