Gateway to Rural Bhutan
Experience endless green valleys & natural beauty of Bhutan
A drive towards south of punkaha is the serene valley of wangduephodrang, a newly introduced town carved of rice fields and endless mountains.
Wangdue Phodrang Dzong sits majestically on a steep ridge overlooking the highway that fork to the east and south of the country.
Why visit Wangdi
(Things to do & see at Wangdi)
Standing at majestic bank of Pho Chhu river and Mo Chhu river, the Punakha Dzong was built in year 1637-38 and is the second oldest dzong in the Kingdom.
The dzong houses the most sacred scriptures of the souther drukpa of the Kagyu shcoll of Tibetan budhism which also includes Rangjung ksarpani and sacred remains of ngwang namgyal.
Built in 1499 by the 14th Drukpa, Ngwang Choegyel the temple was built in the honor of great sain Drukpa Kunley also known as the divine madman due his supernatural power.
The temple is most visited temple by locals and outside visitors as well, its popularly known as fertility temple.
The Lhakhang is believed to bless newly wedded couples who seek fertility and children. The monastery is the repository of the original wooden phallus that Drukpa Kunley brought from Tibet. It is used to bless people who visit the temple on pilgrimage, particularly women seeking blessing to beget children.
The Picturesque Bridge is sarounded by green valley all around given and spectacular view of Punakha valley, it is one of the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan, with length of 160-190 m and perched high above the river Po Chhu drapped with prayer flags all around.
The bridge connects punakha city to punakha Dzong and its mainly used by local people to travel on daily basis from one side to another side.
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