Approved By: Tourism council of Bhutan
Under Ministry of Economic Affairs of Bhutan
The national highway heads towards central Bhutan where the visitor gets the view of the old town, a narrow street with single storied shops and soon replaced by a brand new town carved out of terraced rice fields known as Wangduephodrang. The Wangduephodrang Dzong adds beauty to this place where it stands tall on a steep ridge overlooking the highway that forks to the east and south of the country.
Places to visit are the Pelela pass that takes you into the magical valley of Phobjikha shelter to the rare Black-Necked Crane that has made Phobjikha its winter home for centuries the birds fly in from Tibet. Another significant landmark in Phobjikha is the famous Gangtey Gompa monastery, built in the 17th century.