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1.Royal Manas National Park
Royal Manas National Park is a national park in the south-central part of Bhutan. It borders on the south with the Assam National Park Manas located in the Indian state, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. In the park there are more than 900 species of vascular plants and 58 species of animals.
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2.Jigme Dorji National Park
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Jigme Dorji National Park is a national park in the northwestern part of Bhutan. A characteristic feature is a large area on the altitude range from 1400 to more than 7000 m above sea level. There are 1450 species of plants in the park, of which 300 species of medicinal plants and more than 36 species of mammals.
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3.Punakha Dzong
Punakha Dzong is a fortress-monastery in Bhutan, which is the main building in the town of Punakha, Bhutan. Dzong Punakha has a great cultural and historical significance. For a long time, Punakha was the capital of Bhutan, and also the winter residence of the king, and now remains the winter residence of Je Khempo, the religious hierarch of the country, with 300 monks in the cold winter months moving to this dzong, which is in a warm climatic zone. In the dzonga Punakha is located the administration of Dzonghag Punakha. In the middle of the dzong there is the memorial temple of Maciej-Lakhang with the Shabdrung mausoleum, the temple of Nag Yul Bum, which belongs to Jae Khempo, a library with 108 volumes of the Tibetan canon written in gold letters, and a repository of royal relics.
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4.Tashichho Dzong
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Tashichho Dzong is a Buddhist monastery and fortress in the northern part of Thimphu in Bhutan, on the western bank of the Wong Chu River. Here was the throne of Dharma Raya and the summer capital of the country. The fortress was built in the XIII century as a monastery, restored in the 1960s, since 1952 the country's government is located here. In summer, there is also religious leader of the country Je Kenpo. The King (Jigme Singye Wangchuk) also has a study here.
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5.Rinpung Dzong
Rinpung Dzong is a castle and fortress in the western part of Bhutan in the town of Paro, which was built in 1644. Today, the castle-fort is an administrative seat of the district and a Buddhist monastery with 200 monks. The fortress is one of the most beautiful wooden buildings in Bhutan.
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6.Paro Taktsang
Paro Taktsang is a famous monastery (lakhang) in Bhutan. It is located in the Dzonghagu Paro near the town of Paro and hangs on a cliff 3120 m high, 700 m above the level of the Paro Valley. The name of the monastery is translated as "nest of a tigress", according to legends, in this cave of the bridge of Padmasambhava, sitting on the tigress, which turned his wife Yeshe Tsogyal. Milarepa also meditated in the cave. The monastery often visited Shabdrung. The monastery (in its modern form) was founded in 1692 with the ruler (Seal of Desi) Gyaltse Tenzin Rabgye, although caves have been used for meditations since early times.
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7.Gangkhar Puensum
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Gangkhar Puensum - the mountain in Bhutan, is its highest point. Having a height above sea level of 7570 m and a relative altitude of about 2995 m, is the highest unconquered peak in the world. According to other data, the relative altitude of the peak is 3049 m. Approaching Kankar-Punsum, you can walk from Bumthang (Dhura settlement) to the hot springs of Dhura Tsachu, or from Lunan to Dhura Tsachu - there is a base camp for expeditions, but for such a route Get permission from the Bhutanese authorities.
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8.Simtokha Dzong
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Simtokha Dzong is a fortress monastery (dzong), located about five kilometers south of Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. The fortress was built by Shabdrung in 1629. This is the first dzong, founded by Shabdrungam in the process of strengthening and unifying the country. Dzong was used as a monastery, recently it was converted into a university, where Buddhism and Dongka are studied. Located in a picturesque place in the forest.
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9.Mo Chhu
Mo Chhu - the tributary of the Sankos River, originates in the north of Bhutan on the border with Tibet. The word "chu" on dzong-ke means "river", "water". At the town of Punakha, Mo merges with the Pho river into the Sankos River. Dzong Punakha, which is founded directly above the confluence of the two rivers, is one of the most beautiful dzongs in Bhutan. In the state of Assam, Sankosh joins the Brahmaputra River. The total length of the river together with Sankos is 320 km.
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10.Kichu Lhakang
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Kichu Lhakang - Kyichu Lakhang is a Buddhist temple (Lakhang) in the vicinity of the city of Paro in Bhutan. It is one of the oldest monasteries of the Tibetan tradition. It was founded by the King of Tibet Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century. According to legend, the whole territory of Tibet and the Himalayas was covered by a giant demoness lying on it, thus preventing the spread of Buddhism. To defeat her, King Songtsen Gampo ordered the construction of 108 monasteries, nailing all parts of her body to the ground. 12 of them were built in accordance with precise calculations. In the center was the Jokhang temple in Lhasa (supposedly built in 638).
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