About 3 Nights 4 Days Bhutan Tour
Bhutan is a mystical country in South Asia. Also known as the Shangri la nation, it is landlocked with Tibet in the north and India in all the other sides. The short Bhutan tour of 3 nights and 4 days takes you to the historical landmarks of Paro and Thimphu.
We explore the lifestyle of Bhutan’s significant cities, Thimphu and Paro as well as the rural lifestyle of the villages. This short Bhutan tour is a compact but wide-ranging trip in Bhutan. The mystical nation has preserved most of its cultural heritage as it is still cut off from the rest of the world.
Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger’s Nest Monastery is the cultural icon of Bhutan. Perched at the top of a cliff in Paro, the temple complex is one of the architectural wonders of the world. The culturally rich kingdom has various other monuments including Memorial Chorten, Thimpu Dzong, Buddha point, and others.
You will be staying in hotels with unique architecture resembling the traditional houses. The “Bhutan tour: 3 nights and 4 days” is a perfect holiday package of Bhutan.
Major Attractions in Bhutan
You can visit this famous stupa, also known as Thimphu Chorten. Built-in 1974, the stupa is a unique architectural monument dedicated to the third King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The extremely popular king is also known as the Father of modern Bhutan.
Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang)
This Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang) has the largest Buddha statue in the country. The bronze statue(gilded in gold) stands tall at the height of 169 feet (51.5m). You can observe the spectacular view of the Thimphu Valley below from the viewpoint.
The Bhutanese people come here for a pilgrimage of the protector deity ‘Tamdrin’ and to get auspicious names for their newborns.
Located at the Upper Motithang are, the takin preserve another major attraction in Thimphu. ‘Takin’ is also the national animal of Bhutan which looks like a cross between a cow and a goat.
Locals believe that “Drukpa Kuenley” a great Buddhist yogi created the animal. The unique animal Takin has its category as it is not similar to any other animals in the animal kingdom.
The national library has many priceless Buddhist manuscripts. It is a great place to learn more about Buddhism in Bhutan.
Institute for Zorig Chusum
The Institute for Zorig Chusum or the Painting School is where local artists and students take a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts at this school. You can observe the local art and crafts of Buddhist people.
Folk Heritage Museum
You can observe the rich Bhutanese Folk heritage and agricultural history in the folk heritage museum. You can find various exhibits and demonstrations and documentation of Bhutanese rural life.
We visit the Tashichho Dzong, which is also known as “the fortress of glorious religion”. Built-in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel the impressive fortress houses the throne room of His Majesty the King and various government offices.
Reconstructed in 1962 by the Third King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, it also headquarters for the central monastic body of Bhutan. Besides that, Bhutan’s spiritual leader Je-Khenpo and the monks of both Thimphu and Punakha reside here during summer.
Tiger’s Nest Monastery
Paro Taktsang or the Tiger’s Nest monastery, located at cliffside in the Paro valley is a sacred site of Buddhism in Bhutan. Established in 1692, the temple was built along the Taktsang Senge Samdup cave, which is an architectural landmark of the country.
A popular myth states that the Guru Padmasambhava had meditated in the cave for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours in the 8th century. The tiger’s nest monastery is the primary cultural landmark of Bhutan.