Places to Visit in Wangdiphodrang, Bhutan, Asia
Wangduephodrang is a town sited on the Asian continent situated in the central region of the country, Bhutan. This town forms the center of administration for the district of Wangduephodrang. Wangduephodrang is situated at a distance of 100 km from the capital city, Thimphu. Wangduephodrang is 1,310 meters above the sea level. The geographical coordinates puts the place at 27028’ N and 89054’ E.
People & Culture Wangdiphodrang:
The main language of the people of Wangduephodrang is Dzongkha. Apart from this language there are people who speak Sharchophka, English and Ihotsamkha. The culture of Tibetan and Indian has great influence in the region of Wangduephodrang. Archery is the national sport of Wangduephodrang.
Agriculture is the main occupation of the people in this region.
Tourist Places in Wangdiphodrang:
The Wangdiphodrang Dzong rests near to the meeting point of the two rivers Mo and Tang. This Dzong provides an amazing view of the entire region.
Chimme Lhakhang temple was built in the 15th century, to honor the teachings of Lama Drukpa Kuenley. Located on a hill in the middle of the valley, this temple is also referred to as temple of fertility.
Phobjikha Valley is the only valley in the country of Bhutan where one can view the Black-necked Crane bird in its natural habitat.
Gangtey monastery is dedicated to the teachings of Buddhism. It was founded in the 17th century and provides an amazing view of the entire region.
This place is located in close to the village, Bai. It is one of the places where Guru Rinpoche meditated and is considered as one of the sacred place in the country of Bhutan. The place is also known as the Red Bull Sacred Site.
Means of Commutation to Wangdiphodrang:
Situated at a distance of 144 km from Wangduephodrang is the only international airport of Bhutan, Paro International Airport. From the airport a traveler to Wangduephodrang must board a bus to Thimpu city from where inter-district buses are available in plenty.
Roads from Wangduephodrang are linked to Thimpu-Tsirang highway. Tourist must board a bus leading to Tsirang highway. There are three tiled roads in Wangduephodrang.
Lateral road which appears at the west at Dochu La Pass and intersects Pana Tsang Chhu at Wangdue Phodrang Dzong.
A tar road leads towards the north from Wangduephodrang to the fort at Punakaha.
Another tar road moves away from Lateral Road at Pele La Pass and at the intermediate between Wangduea and Tongsa heading south towards Gangteng Gonpa.
Accommodation Options at Wangdiphodrang:
Situated at the base of huge green hill slopes of Wangduephodrang are three star hotels with first class facilities such as sauna, spa, laundry service, free Wi-Fi etc. Rent for luxurious rooms in such hotels is priced $ 400 to $1200. For those looking forward to stay in economy class hotel at Wangduephodrang, rooms are rented at $55 for single room and $75 for double room and the list of hotels is as follows:
- Amankora Gangtey
- Dewachen Hotel, Phobjikha Valley
- Punatsangchhu Cottages, Wangdue
- Kichu Resort Wangduephodrang
- T. Hotel
- Dragon Nest
- Hotel Tashiling
- Orchard Hotel
- Yo Lo Koe Guest House, Phobjikha Valley
- Gakiling Guest House