Punakha is about 3 hours’ drive to the east of Thimphu, the country’s capital. It is around 1,300 metres above sea level. Punakha has a mild environment and one of the most significant dzongs in the nation (Buddhist monastery). Punakha Dzong is ideally positioned at the junction of the Pho Chu (male) and Mo Chu (female) rivers. We advice you to add Punakha on your bhutan private tours.

Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal constructed the monastery in 1637 with the intention of making it the region’s centre of both religion and government. It has been completely repaired in recent years by the current monarch after suffering damage from four devastating fires and an earthquake throughout the ages. Punakha appears an incredible and stunning sight from the roadside. There are lot to explore in Bhutan luxury tour package