Tourist Place

Not all religious establishments are open for tourists but still tourists get a good insight into the Kingdom's unique cultural heritage. The closure of religious institutions is to ensure that monastic life can continue unhindered. Given below Dzongs, monasteries, festivals open for tourists.

Thimphu

  • Tashichhodzong (open in winter months when the monks are in Punakha)
  • Thimphu Tshechu (festival)
  • Memorial Chorten
  • Changlimethang Lhakhang

Paro

  • Paro Tshechu (festival)
  • Ta Dzong (National Museum)
  • Drukgyal Dzong
  • View of Taktsang Monastery from the cafeteria

Punakha

  • Punakha Dzong (open in summer months when the monks are in Thimphu)
  • Punakha Dromchen (festival)

Wangdue Phodrang

  • Wangdiphodrang Tshechu (festival)

Trongsa

  • Tongsa Tshechu (festival)
  • Chendbji Chorten (stupa)
  • Ta Dzong

Bumthang

  • Jakar Dzong
  • Member Tsho
  • Peling Sermon Chorten (stupa)
  • Ura New Lhakhang (temple)

Mongar

  • Mongar Dzong

Trashigang

  • Tashigang Tshechu (festival)
  • Zangtho Pelri Kanglung Lhakhang (temple)
  • Khaling Lhakhang (temple)
  • Radhi Lhakhang (temple)
  • Tashiyangtse Dzong

Phuntsholing

  • Kharbandi Gompa (monastery)
  • Kamji Gompa (monastery)

Samdrup Jongkhar

  • Zangtho Pelri Lhakahng (temple)

Special permission can be granted upon request to enter some of the religious institutions, Dzongs and monasteries.