Famous Buddhist Monasteries in Bhutan

Well, Bhutan is just not only known for its astonishing beauty but it’s also a house of beautiful and amazing Buddhist monasteries.

Bhutan is an amazing tourist destination in India is known for offering the stunning views of the Himalayas and it is the house of numerous Buddhist monasteries. In Bhutan, the Buddhist monasteries are positioned in quite remote location or far from active area of towns so tourists can enjoy their peaceful trip in Bhutan.

Tourists are suggested to visit Bhutan especially at the time of festivals so that they can enjoy and make their trip memorable of the stunning Bhutan.

Some Famous Monasteries that you must visit when you are on a trip to Bhutan

Taktsang Monastery

This is a very popular and beautiful monastery in Bhutan and is positioned in Paro valley on elevation of 3,120m in the upper side of Paro Valley. The building of this monastery decorated with golden prayer wheels, golden domes, colorful flags and a cave temple attract a huge influx of visitors & devotee from 8 am to 1 pm & 2 pm to 6 pm. 

The food of Taktsang Monastery is really amazing when you’ll try Bhutanese meal after trekking up to this monastery at Taktsang Cafe.

2. Kyichu Lhakhang Monastery

After the wonderful and popular Taktsang Monastery, this is another sacred Monastery in Bhutan and is known for offering calmness and you can refresh here in this area which is full of peace. It is located in the northern part of Paro valley and is also known as “the Jewel of Bhutan.” Inside the monastery there is a painting of the King named “Gesar of Ling” on the wall at the entrance who was the well-known fighter in Tibet. This monastery is the full of art & culture of Bhutan and also oldest ones in Bhutan.

3. Rinpung Dzong Monastery

Rinpung Dzong Monastery

Rinpung Dzong Monastery is situated on a slope of hill and is also known as “fortress on heaped jewels” which offers the most magnificent vision of this monastery.

The main things to see here are wonderful paintings, chapels, holy places and so on. In addition to it, there is also a fortress which is known as Ta Dzong. It is also a very popular attraction in Bhutan and it is the house of Bhutan’s National Museum which opens from 9 am to 5 pm.

4.Punakha Dzong Monastery

This is the most beautiful Monastery in Bhutan and the very important Monastery when it comes to history of Bhutan. It is located in Punakha valley and is the oldest and 2nd largest monastery in Bhutan. It is situated between the 02 rivers of Bhutan which is “the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu”. The most startling thing is it is established without even single touch of a nail and it’s also very peaceful and the best place to visit in Bhutan from 8 am to 5 pm.

5. Gangtey Monastery

Gangtey Monastery

This monastery is situated at an altitude of 2,800m on the top of the hill. It offers a magnificent and amazing vision of Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan. It is home of Black Necked Cranes and the valley is surrounded by two zigzag rivers called as Nakay Chhu and Gau Chhu.

It also offers a, observation room which is arranged with telescope for clicking the best images of the black necked cranes around the monastery from 9 am to 5 pm.

The people reside here celebrates the festival of the annual black necked crane festival. You can visit to Gangtey Nature trail, Black necked crane Information center and Jigme Singye Wagchuck National Park.

6. Cheri Monastery

This is the 1st monastery in Bhutan and also the most visited sacred tourist spot. There is a bridge over there called “Wang Chhu River” which makes you trip even more thrilling. It is a very peaceful place located in Thimpu where you can meditate as long as you want to!

This monastery is considered to be most relevant in the Buddhist philosophy which offers every tourist a magnificent view of green woodland and blossoming valley from 9 am to 6 pm. You must probably visit here during Trongsa festival and after visiting here you can visit to Folk heritage museum, Buddha Dordenma and Changangkha Lhakhang which are amazing places to visit in!

Book a land which is full of Prosperity, Peace and history. So, enjoy a hassle free scared trip to Bhutan. Mainly in wonderful Thimphu and spectacular Paro Valley.

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