Famous for a magical view of the Himalaya this was the previous capital of Bhutan. Located at the juncture of Pho-Chu and Mo-Chu river the small valley of Punakha attracts tourists for its natural beauty and pleasant weather. It is also the home of some important monasteries.
Punakha Dzong - Originally built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, this was fully restored by the present king of the kingdom. Punakha has got the confluence of two rivers Pho-Chu and Mo-Chu. At that point, this beautiful Dzong was built. Famous for its architecture especially the woodwork it was the erstwhile religious and administrative center of the land. Presently though it is the winter residence of the monk body and also serves s an important administration unit.
Chimi Lhakhang - This is called the temple of fertility. It is widely believed that the couple without children pray here for the same. The temple is dedicated to the Lama Drukpa Kuenly.
The Talo village - This picture-perfect village offers a stunning view of the valley and adjoining villages. This is one of the cleanest villages in the country.
Khamsum Yulley Monastery - This Chorten was constructed to bring peace m prosperity and stability and to negate the evil spirit. It is also built to bring good health to the king. The location of this Chorten gives the tourist a very good view of the mountains, valley and the rivers. Paintings of the old Buddhist teachers inside the temple is n added attraction.