Kuenselphodrang: commonly known as Buddha Point
National Textile Museum
Tashichhoe Dzong: a fortress of the glorious religion.
School of Traditional Painting of Arts and Crafts
Paro Rinpung Dzong (fortress), built in 1645 to defend the valley against Tibetan invaders.
Arrive in Paro Bhutan
Fly into Paro by Drukair flight (Royal Bhutan Airline) or Bhutan Airlines. After immigration and customs formalities, you will be received by the representative of Access Bhutan Tours & Treks and travel to Thimphu. On arrival at Thimphu, check into your hotel and after a refreshment visit the following
Kuenselphodrang :commonly known as Buddha Point; where the largest Buddha statue in the country is perched on the hillock overlooking the Thimphu Valley and you can also enjoy 20-30 minutes nature hike through Kuensel Phodrang Nature park and enjoy the magnificent few of Thimphu Valley and mountain peaks.
National Textile Museum, which is a good place to see the art of traditional weaving being kept alive and preserved through exhibition and has a good collection of old textiles which are rich in colours and designs. You will also see people weaving with intricate designs.
Tashichhoe Dzong– a fortress of the glorious religion. It was built in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel and was reconstructed into the present structure by the late King, His majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the year 1962-1969. It houses the secretariat building, the throne room and the office of the king, and the central monk body.
Craft Bazaar -A one-stop place to witness Bhutanese culture and buy Bhutan made art and craft product. The Bazaar in its 80 stalls covers all aspects of the traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. At this Bazaar, craftsmen and artisans from across the country display and sell their handicrafts. And also visit other handicraft stores. Overnight at a hotel in Thimphu.
Thimphu Sightseeing & Afternoon Drive to Paro
After breakfast, visit the following in Thimphu:
Bhutan Post Office Headquarters– to get personalized Bhutanese postage stamps with your photo on them. You can bring along your favorite photo to put on the stamps and put these stamps on your postcard to send to your family and friends.
Traditional Bhutanese paper making factory :The handmade paper making in Bhutan stemmed from the age-old tradition originated in 8th century of Bhutanese history. The handmade paper constitutes as valuable National heritage of Bhutanese cultural identity and is preserved through all the ages. The Traditional paper is recognized and held in high esteem both in home and outside world. Jungshi Paper Factory was established in November 1990 as an undertaking of the Royal Government of Bhutan. The unit now boasts as a major and sole dealer in handmade paper and its products.
School of Traditional Painting of Arts and Crafts, where students undertake a six-year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan.
Centenary Farmer’s Market (open from Thu-Sun only): Most of the Thimphu’s population and many valley dwellers converge on the bustling weekend market, held by the side of Wangchu River. A wide range of foodstuffs and local arts and crafts are sold at the market, which runs from Friday afternoon till Sunday evening. A visit to the market provides great photo opportunities, as well as the chance to mingle with local people.
Archery Match : It is the National Game of Bhutan. You will be playing this game at Changlimithang National Stadium.
Farm houses in Paro Valley : visit to a farm house offers a good glimpse into the lifestyle of a farmer.
Paro town and market: where you may visit local shops and have free interaction with local people.
Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Paro.
Paro – Departure
In the morning, your Bhutan tour guide from Bhutan INC Tours will escort you to the airport for your onward destinations. This is the end of your tour to Bhutan and hope to see you in Future.
End of the Bhutan Tour