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Wangdue Phodrang

Wangdue Phodrang

Elevation: 1,273m, 4,177ft

Location: Central part of the country

Area: 4,308 sq. km

Distance from Paro: 148.2 km (4 hr 16 mins)

Population: 42,186

Wangduephodrang is one of the largest Dzongkhag (districts) in the country. As the district covers 4,308 sq. km and ranges from 800-5800 m in altitude it has extremely varied climatic conditions ranging from Sub-Tropical forests in the south to cool and snowy regions in the north. Wangdue Phodrang is an important gateway to the far-flung districts of Eastern Bhutan. The dzong perched on a ridge overlooking the Punatsangchu and Dangchu rivers was built in 1639. As the name speaks the dzong of Wangdue held a powerful position during pre-monarchy days. Apart from the great dzong, its cultural wonders lie in the villages.

Detour the villages of Gaselo and Nahee towards the west of the dzong. Likewise, enjoy the tales of shaman culture in the Shaa regions of Wangdue and listen to the ornamental speeches or Lozeys of Shaa and visit the ancestral home of Pema Tshewang Tashi, the knight whose Lozey remains a favorite amongst the Bhutanese.

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Popular Attractions in Wangdue Phodrang

Lam Drukpa Kuenley is widely considered to be Bhutan’s favorite and most iconic saint due to his unorthodox method of teaching through ribald humor.

Perched on a hillock overlooking the Phobjikha valley, the Gangtey Gompa is the largest Nyingmapa monastery in western Bhutan  founded in 1613 by Gyalse Pema Thinley

The temple of Sha Radap, the guardian deity of Wangdue Phodrang region is worth paying a visit. The temple located close to the town is houses

Bhey Langdrag Nye (sacred place) in Wangdue Phodrang is one of the many places blessed by Guru Rinpoche, the Great Indian Buddhist Master who spread Buddhism 

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Popular Hotels & Accommodations in Wangdue Phodrang

Amankora Gangtey lies in the little-visited Phobjikha Valley near the isolated village of Gangtey. Part of one of Bhutan’s most important wildlife reserves

Dekiling Hotel in Wangdi town has only six standard rooms as of now. Our rooms are comfortably furnished to give you soothing rest

The Dewachen Gangtey hotel is complimented by its panoramic natural environment in the heart of this magical valley sits Hotel Dewachen – large, comfortable

Wangchuk Group of Hotels & Resorts is a set to open its fourth Lodge in Bhutan by 1st Jun 2015. The 8-bedroom, 2 storied lodge is situated at prime