Bhutan is a beautiful country and a tourist paradise. It fascinates travelers with its unknown mountains and forests, its little-visited valleys and its mysterious Buddhist monasteries and temples. It delights travelers with its amazing abundant natural beauty. There are many interesting things to do and see in this country. From snow-capped peaks to historic remains and monuments, Bhutan has a lot to offer visitors from different parts of the world. Thimphu (the capital), Paro, Punakha, Bumthang, Trongsa, Gasa, etc. are important places in Bhutan that you will love to visit and explore. Here is brief information on some of the main tourist attractions in Bhutan.
Centennial farmer’s market
Located in the capital Thimphu, the centennial farmers market is a big attraction for tourists in Bhutan. It is one of the largest structures in the country. Here you can see several separate stalls for vegetables, fruits, nuts, beetle, dry fish, dairy products, etc. There are also wholesalers, meat stores, and tea and coffee stalls. You will also see a cafeteria and separate stalls for non-timber forest products. The market is closed on Wednesday.
Tashichhoe Dzong is the most important landmark and tourist spot in Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Literally, it means “Fortress of the glorious religion”. It is an impressive whitewashed structure. This beautiful building houses the throne room and the offices of the king of Bhutan. It also houses the Central Secretariat, the offices of the Ministries of the Interior and of Finances.
Royal Academy of Performing Arts (RAPA)
Located in Thimphu, RAPA is a major tourist attraction. The main objective of this institute is to preserve and promote the tradition of the performing arts in the province. This is why this institute ensures the sorting of traditional Bhutanese dances and masked dances. Dancers trained by RAPA occur during the annual dance festival called Thimphu Tsechu.
National Textile Museum
Located in Thimphu, this textile museum presents a collection of Bhutanese textiles. It is the right place to learn about the extensive and rich culture and living art of Bhutanese weaving.
Located in Paro, the National Museum is worth visiting destinations while visiting Bhutan. A visit to this famous museum introduces travelers to colorful panoramas of Bhutan’s culture and history.
Chorten National Monument (Stupa)
Also known as Thimphu Chorten, it is a beautiful monument to Thimphu. It presents mandalas, statues and an altar dedicated to the third Druk Gyalpo of Bhutan. It is known as “the most visible religious monument in Bhutan”. The architectural beauty of this Chorten always attracts visitors.
Besides the above-mentioned attractions, there are many other interesting attractions and tourist spots in Bhutan. National Library, National Institute of Traditional Medicine, Simtokha Dzong, Dechen Phodrang Monastery, Dechencholing Palace, Tango Monastery, Cheri Monastery, Budi Dordenma, Clock Tower Square, Punakha, Jigme Dorji National Park, Kurje Lhakhang, Chimi Lhakhang, Kyichu Lhakhang, Takstang Lhakhang , etc. are some other tourist attractions of Bhutan. In addition to sightseeing, travelers can also enjoy hiking, trekking, and other adventure activities.