Paro (44) Festival of Paro
Photo: Paro, Festival of Paro

Bhutan
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27° 36′ N, 89° 45′ E

Description

The Kingdom of Bhutan (འབྲུག་ཡུལ) (which used to be one of the most isolated nations in the world) is located at the eastern end of the Himalaya Mountains between India and China.

The Bhutanese call their country Druk Yul. The landscape ranges from subtropical plains in the south to the Himalayan heights in the north, with some peaks exceeding 7,000 m like the Chomolhari.

The population is predominantly Buddhist.

Main sights

Drukgyal Dzong, Gangtey, Jitchu Dracke, Kichu, Paro, Punakha, Taktshang, Thimphu: the capital, Wangdi Phodrang Dzong

Map: Bhutan

List of sights
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Chomolari (7)
Photo: Chomolari

Chomolhari
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Chomolhari or Jomolhari sometimes known as “the bride of Kangchenjunga”, is a mountain in the Himalayas with an elevation of 7,326 m, straddling the border …

Map: Chomolhari
Taktshang (4)
Photo: Taktshang

Other Monasteries in Bhutan
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Other Monasteries in Bhutan:Drukgyal Dzong was a fortress and Buddhist monastery, now in ruins, located in the upper part of the Paro District, Bhutan. …

Map: Other Monasteries in Bhutan
Paro (40) Festival of Paro
Photo: Paro, Festival of Paro

Paro
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Paro is a town and seat of Paro District, located in the Paro Valley of Bhutan. It is a historic town with many sacred sites and historical buildings scattered …

Map: Paro