Bhutan may be a relatively small country, but it is packed with tourist attractions from quintessential to quirky. From lofty monasteries offering incredible views to the only capital in the world without traffic lights. Poignant memorials, beautiful rhododendrons and an array of wildlife also await. And where else in the world would you find a monastery decorated with sacred phalluses?
Thirteen of the best places to visit in Bhutan
We hope this selection of wonderful destinations will inspire you to visit unique Bhutan.
1. Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Taktsang Monastery)
No visit to Bhutan is complete without a trip to one of Bhutan’s most photographed landmarks. Tiger’s Nest Monastery (also known as Taktsang Monastery) is nestled into the side of a lofty cliff and this sacred Buddhist site is one of the best places to visit in Bhutan.
Although the uphill walk is strenuous, you will be rewarded with amazing views of the forested hills and snow-capped mountains that are the perfect setting for the monastery’s fluttering prayer flags and golden pagoda roofs.