Central Bhutan is an exciting destination for all visitors. It includes some
of the most significant historical and religious sites in the country. The
district of Trongsa has always been of great political importance to the
leaders of Bhutan due to its commanding location in the center of the nation
while Bumthang district has some of the most ancient and important temples and
monasteries in Bhutan.
Some of the important landmarks in central Bhutan are: Kurje Lhakhang built
in 1652 at the site where the great Buddhist saint Guru Rimpoche meditated.
Tamshing Lhakhang, the great religious treasure revealer Terton Pema Lingpa
built dating back to 1501. Mebar Tsho: A sacred lake from which Terton Pema
Lingpa discovered religious treasures hidden by Guru Rimpoche.
The Watchtower of Trongsa Museum: This ancient tower has been made into a
museum dedicated to the Wangchuck dynasty and provides visitors with
unparalleled insight into Bhutan’s political history, Chendebji Chorten: An
interesting and visually striking religious building with eyes painted towards
the four cardinal directions. Legend states that it was constructed to subdue
the remains of an evil spirit that manifested as a gigantic serpant.
In addition to the traditional annual religious festivals (Tshechus) there
are also many newer festivals showcasing the rich traditions of the region like
the annual Nomad’s Festival and the Matsutake Mushroom Festival in Ura,
Central Bhutan is a region blessed with great natural beauty and there are
miles of pristine alpine and sub-tropical broadlead forests teeming with all
manner of flora and fauna. The Thrumshingla National Park is located in this
region and is famous for the many rare and endangered birds that inhabit it
including the Rufous necked hornbill, Rufous-throated wren-babbler, Satyr
Tragopan, Beautiful nuthatch, Ward’s trogon and Chestnut-breasted partridge.
Visitors may even catch a glimpse of the exotic animals that live in the park
such as the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger or the adorable Red Panda.
Located right in the centre of the country, Trongsa is located on top of a cliff which provides a wonderful view of the Black Mountains and the surrounding valleys. Suiting the preferences of both history buffs and nature lovers. Located right in the centre of the country, Trongsa is located...
Bumthang is home to beautiful array of ancient monasteries and temples. Historically, Bumthang is very important for Bhutan. Guru Rinpoche who brought Buddhism in the country is said to have blessed. Thus, Bumthang is considered to be the spiritual centre of Bhutan. In the same time nature-lovers would have plenty...
Zhemgang is a region blessed with incredibly rich biodiversity. Its lush forests are home to 22 endangered animal species including the Golden Langur. Though much of the district has warm and humid climatic conditions, its northern regions have moderately cool temperatures. One of the most interesting features in Zhemgang is...