The beautiful western Bhutan is home to the capital city of nation and center for administration and religious of the kingdom of Bhutan. The rich fertile lands of the west are suitable for agriculture purpose which contributes hugely to the nation’s economy after hydropower and tourism. The only international airport of the country in Paro. it plays crucial role in the development of the country’s economy

Places of Interest in Western Bhutan

  • Haa : Ha, Haa, or Has is a Thromde or town, and the seat of Haa District in Bhutan. Haa is situated in Haa Valley in the west of the Bhutan bordering Sikkim. The major economic activity is rice production, yak herding and trade with neighbouring China. Elevation: 3,056 mWeather: 2°C, Wind SW at 5 km/h, 83% HumidityLocal time: Tuesday 6:13 PMDistrictHaa District
  • Paro : Paro is a valley town in Bhutan, west of the capital, Thimphu. It is the site of the country’s only international airport and is also known for the many sacred sites in the area. North of town, the Taktsang Palphug (Tiger’s Nest) monastery clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley. Northwest of here are the remains of a defensive fortress, Drukgyel Dzong, dating from the 17th century. Elevation: 2,200 mWeather: 6°C, Wind S at 3 km/h, 84% HumidityPopulation: 11,448 (2017)Local time: Tuesday 6:16 PMArea code(s): +975-8Elevation་ at Paro Airport: 2,200 m (7,200 ft)
  • Thimphu : Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital, occupies a valley in the country’s western interior. In addition to being the government seat, the city is known for its Buddhist sites. The massive Tashichho Dzong is a fortified monastery and government palace with gold-leaf roofs. The Memorial Chorten, a whitewashed structure with a gold spire, is a revered Buddhist shrine dedicated to Bhutan’s third king, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.  Elevation: 2,334 mEstablished as capital: 1955Climate: CwbArea code(s): +975-2Weather: 4°C, Wind S at 2 km/h, 88% HumidityPopulation: 114,551 (2017) United Nations
  • Punakha : Punakha is a town in the Himalayas of Bhutan. It’s known for the Punakha Dzong, a 17th-century fortress at the juncture of the Pho and Mo Chhu rivers. The fortress hosts the Punakha Tshechu, a religious festival featuring masked dances and music. In the surrounding Punakha Valley, temples include the fertility-focused Chimi Lhakhang and the hilltop Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, which has river and mountain views. Elevation: 1,242 mDistrict: Punakha dzongkhagPopulation: 6,262 (2017)Weather: 11°C, Wind S at 2 km/h, 87% Humidity
  • WangduePhodrang : Wangdue Phodrang is a district in western Bhutan. It has one of the biggest river in the country which helps the government to generate Hydro Electricity. Elevation: 1,273 mDzongkhagWangdue Phodrang DistrictPopulation: 8,954 (2017)Weather: 10°C, Wind S at 2 km/h, 87% Humidity

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