High in the Himalayas, the town of Punaka sits at 3,930ft above sea level, best known for the Punakha Dzong, which served as the seat of government until the mid-1950s. Built in the 17th century, Punakha Dzong is a beautiful and typically Bhutanese fortress style building at the junction of the mighty Phochu and Mochu Rivers. With whitewashed walls, gently sloping roofs, gold painted turrets and leafy,
lilac jacaranda trees surrounding it, this is, in our opinion, probably the most beautiful dzong in Bhutan. It seems the Bhutanese royal family would agree as the current King chose it as his wedding venue in 2011, and all previous kings have been crowned here.

Contact one of our Bhutan specialists + 44 (0) 20 3958 6120

Start Planning Your Holiday

Regions Bhutan

Discover more 100% tailor-made holiday ideas
A few of the benefits of travelling with us
What our clients say about us
Customer reviews Bhutan (4 reviews)
4.5/5
The continuing personal touch afforded to my family and I by your company during the building of the itinerary and the booking process has been very refreshing and is something of which you and your company should be proud. I have been very impressed with the passion, knowledge and high touch shown by your team.

Bhutan Guide

Practical advice, client testimonials and inspiration to help you prepare for your holiday
Contact one of our Bhutan specialists