1. Changkha temple
Established in the 12th century, Changangkha Lhakhang is an old fortress-like temple and a school hovering on an edge on top of Thimphu, southeast of Motithang. Lama Phajo Drukgom Shigpo, who came from Ralung in Tibet, chose the place and it was built.
2. National Memorial Chorten
National Memorial Chorten was built in the late twentieth century with a red prayer wheel and a shrine. The visitors or the Buddhist devotees always take some rounds. The Chorten was built in the honor of late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. It is a place for mental solace, where one can feel peace, devotion, and integrity of souls from various social backgrounds. You visit the place and feel wonderful.
3. Buddha Statue
Located on the top of Thimpu, Buddha Statue is 51 meters tall. This is popularly known as the Buddha point due to this statue. This tallest point of the valley is also the best viewpoint of the capital city. The scenario is remarkable.
4. Takin Zoo
Preserved in a large walled area, Taking Zoo has become an attraction in Bhutan. Taking is the national animal of Bhutan. It is a different type of animal than the usual ones. Go there in the morning and see the activities of it. From this place, the view of Thimpu city can be explored.
5. Thimphu Dzong
Thimpu Zong is the largest zong, which is the abode of Trashi Chhoe Dzong. It was built by Lama Gyalwa Shingpo but later, it was taken by the Lama named Phajo Drukgom Shigpo. Later, it was again taken by Zhabdrung and given the name as Trashi Chhoe Dzong, which means wonderful. Overnight at the hotel.
1. National Institute of Zorig Chusum (morning + drive to dochula pass )
The Institute for Zorig Chusum was built in 1999, which has become an art center of different types. They include painting, calligraphy, embroidery, wood carving, and sculpture. They also teach about Metalwork, weaving, gold-grinding, and the making of religious drums.
2. Dochula Pass (3140m) (lunch place)
Dochula pass is a popular site, where you can see the 108 chhortens built by the Queen Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck. The stunning Himalayan views can be explored. Druk Wangyel Lhakhang is another wonderful site. Overnight at the hotel.
3. Tachogang temple
Tachogang temple (where is the old bridge, golden opportunity to take a memorial photo) is located along Paro-Thimphu highway. It was built in the early 15th century by the great iron bridge builder and Poet - Yogi Thangtong Gyalpo.
4. National Museum of Bhutan
The National Museum of Bhutan is an educational institution that preserved the history and traditions of Bhutan. Several cultural artifacts can be found there that are collected from different parts of the country. It is significant in terms of research work and exploration of history.
5. Paro Dzong
Paro Dzong is the administrative seat of the Paro district. It was built in 1644 under the regulation of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Paro Dzong full name is Rinpung Dzong, which means the head of jewels. It was established by Gyelchok.
1. Hike to Paro Taktsang (Tiger Nest)
Morning hike to Tiger Nest (Taksang Monastery). It takes a couple of hours to reach there. The Tiger’s Nest has got a link with Guru Padma Sambhava, who flew to this Nest and spent a long time meditating there. It has become a famous Buddhist pilgrimage destination.
2. Visit Kichulhakhang (rest time shopping)
It was built in the 7th century, which is one of the 108 temples built by the Tibetan Songtsen Gyampo. Evening shopping time in paro.
Drive to the airport and fly to your destination.