Bhutan

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Drukgyel Dzong

Explore Paro with its imposing dzong and traditional covered bridge then drive up the valley to the atmospheric ruins of Drukgyel Dzong which once protected Bhutan against Tibetan invasions. By clear weather, you might see Jhomolhari, the second highest summit.

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Drukgyel Dzong
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Taktsang Goemba

Trek up to Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Goemba, Bhutan's most revered monastery. It clings dizzily to the face of a 900m (2,952ft) precipice in the Paro Valley. According to legend, Guru Rinpoche flew to this site on a tiger and meditated in a cave for three months.

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Taktsang Goemba
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Tashichho Dzong in Thimphu

See Tashichho Dzong in Thimphu, the country's main administrative and religious centre. It houses the government ministries, Throne Room of the King and the country's largest monastery, the summer headquarters of the Je Khempo and 1,600 of his monks.

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Tashichho Dzong in Thimphu
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Wangdiphodrang

Explore the district of Wangdiphodrang, known for its slate carving and bamboo weaving. The Wangdiphodrang Dzong stands at the confluence of two rivers and, for many centuries, was the seat of one of Bhutan's most powerful Dzongpons.

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Wangdiphodrang
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