Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan and the largest town in Bhutan. It lies at an altitude of 2400 metres . All Government headquarters and centre for trade are located here. The following are the places of tourist attraction in Thimphu:
1. Tashichho Dzong.
2. National Memorial Chorten.
3. Simtokha Dzong.
4. National Library.
5. Institute for Zorig Chusum.
6. National Institute of Traditional Medicine.
9. Wangdi-tse Monastery.
10. Folk Heritage Museum & the Textile Museum.
It lies in Western Bhutan at an elevation of 2280 m. As the only airport is located here, it is the gateway into this mystical kingdom. The main tourist attractions in Paro are:
2. Rinpung Dzong.
3. Nya-mey Zam.
4. Ta Dzong.
5. Dungtse Lhankhang.
6. Drukgyel Dzong.
7. Kyichu Lhakhang.
8. Kila Gompa.
9. Druk Choeding.
Punakha is located at an alleviation of 1250m and played a very important role in history. It had been the capital for over 300 years. The places to visit in Punakha are:
1. Punakha Dzong.
2. Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten.
Located south of Punakha is Wangduephodrang and lies at an altitude of 1350m. The higher reaches of the Wangduephodrang valley provide rich pasture land for cattle and this valley is famous for its fine bamboo work, stone carvings, and slates. Places of interests in Wangdue are:
1. Wangduephodrang Dzong.
2. Gangtey Gompa / Phobjikha (3,000m/9,845ft).
On the slope overlooking the valley is the Gangtey monastery built in 17th century and is one of the oldest and biggest monastery of the Nyingma (red hat sect) school of Buddhism.