Comprising five districts, the ancient truly meets the present in western Bhutan. It is a region that boasts the Kingdom’s only airport and produces the worlds best red rice. Its beautiful landscapes are dotted with awe-inspiring castle-fortresses built on precarious mountain spurs, and magnificent temples filled with ancient lore and mysticism. Here, in the valleys carved by sparkling glacial-fed rivers and streams, one comes across nature in its most beautiful manifestations.
Paro valley and its world famous Takstshang monastery, National Museum, the ruined Fortress of Victory the capital city at Thimphu, the king’s palace and office within the castle-fortress of Tashichhodzong, the Temple of Fertility, the ancient capital at Punakha flanked by male and female rivers, Phobjikha valley, views of the Great Himalayas, White-bellied Heron and Black-necked Crane.