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Paro is a broad and beautiful valley with a very good network of road and is home to the Paro International Airport, the only port of arrival as well as departure by air for international tourists. Besides 199 Lhakhangs and 428 Chortens, the Ta Dzong which functioned as a sentinel tower in the olden days and is now the National Museum stands above the main fortress.
Thimphu became the capital of Bhutan in 1961. The city is located in the heart of the Wang Valley and is the most happening place in the whole of the country. All the head offices of the various government ministries and agencies are located here.
Punakha Dzongkhag has nine Geogs with a total of 2001 households. Except for Talo and Guma Geogs, most Geogs are located along the banks of Pho-chhu and Mo-chhu. Despite favorable climatic conditions and very fertile agricultural land, farm productivity is low. Majority of the farm households still lack direct access to motor roads which pose considerable difficulties in transporting farm surplus to market.
Known as the spiritual heartland of Bhutan, Bumthang houses some of the most ancient and precious Buddhist sites, chhortens, fluttering prayer flags, prayer wheels and other symbols of Buddhism which leave the deepest impression. The age-old traditions are very much alive, and it is a unique example of original Himalayan culture which adds to the number of distinctive priceless assets of the country.
Located in the central part on Bhutan, it has a network of roads that lead to different direction. And despite its hold of the East-West highway, most villages in the Dzongkhag are remote and far-flung.
Haa Dzongkhag is a picturesque remote valley and consists of five Geogs. Characterized by rugged and mountainous terrain, it has been difficult and expensive to deliver development services to the Dzongkhag, due to which most communities are isolated from roads and town. To rouse this problem, the Dzongkhag is constrained by short growing seasons and limited arable land, as only about two percent of the land is cultivable.
Wangduephodrang is half an hour away from Punakha. Buffeted by afternoon winds, Wangdue is an important stop on the road east. Perched on a precipitous cliff above the Dang Chhu, the Wangduephodrang Dzong stands majestically on a strategic position.
Mongar is the eastern commercial centre and lately it is prospering with industrial boom. Like other towns in the East, Mongar town is also located on the top of a hill. The prominence of the Dzong is an exhilarating vista although it is newly built to replace the old Zhongar Dzong which now stands in ruins. But the Dzong still houses the artifacts of the Zhongar Dzong.
Besides the exhilarating views of the countryside and the magnificence of the landscape, the place has so many more to offer, being the biggest district in the country. From Trashigang, one can experience the invigorating excursions to Khaling, Trashi Yangtse, Radi, Phongme and other nearby eastern regions.
Trashi Yangtse is located in the far east of the country and borders the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. Although the Dzong is not as stunning as the rest, there are other structures which are a valued asset and of great historical significance.
Lhuntse, the rural isolated district is the ancestral home to the royal family of Bhutan. The place is famous for the hand-loomed fabrics typically woven from fine silk, known as Kishutharas, keeping intact one of the most distinctive art forms of the country.