Small group tours to the UNESCO Heritage Sites in Bhutan
‘Mysterious, breathtakingly beautiful and unspoiled, stepping into Bhutan is like stepping back in time!’
Bhutan, a remote mountain kingdom has an extraordinary diversity of scenery. From the lush green valleys, dense forests with wildlife or birds, to icy mountain passes and dramatic landscapes, Bhutan has everything to offer its tourists.
The Buddhist culture is involved in everyday life and a visit to this enchanting country with Bhutan group packages will let you experience the warmth of the Bhutanese people, indeed the friendliest in the world!
The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has a powerful sense of its own identity which measures National happiness rather than Gross Product. Also, it is the only carbon negative country in the world now.
So, to discover this unique nation we are here to offer you Bhutan small group tours by covering some of the main highlights of the country. Moreover, offering a taste of authentic and traditional lifestyle that has got lost in other countries of the world.
So, why not know about would be Bhutan UNESCO heritage sites this time? Let’s find out!
Tour of the World tentative heritage sites!!
Despite being a naturally and culturally beautiful country, Bhutan does not yet have any UNESCO World Heritage Sites. However, eight sites appear on the ‘Tentative List’ which means it is yet to be fully fledged world heritage sites. So, here’s a look at these sites!!
1.Search peace amidst the five Dzongs!!
Dzongs are ancient buildings which are located at interesting points and are also the seat for many Buddhist schools. These five Dzongs were built by the leader Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, who holds a great spiritual significance for the Bhutanese.
A visit to these five Dzongs will satisfy your soul!
2.Visit the ancient ruins of Drukyel Dzong!!
Meaning Bhutan victory, Drukyel Dzong was built in 1649. Like the five Dzongs, this was also built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. But unlike them, it was built solely only for defensive purposes. It got destroyed by fire in 1951 but remains to be an essential heritage site in Bhutan.
What to see here!!
•Ruins of Drukyel Dzong
•Watching the sunrise over Mt. Chomolhari above the Paro Valley
•The remains of defense tools
3.Witness the sacred sites with Phajo Drugom Zhigpo and his descendants
Connected to Phajo Drugom Zhigpo, who introduced the Drukpa-Kagyud Buddhist tradition, these 16 sacred sites are included in this list. He blessed these places or was the centers of the Buddhist school built by him which played roles in Bhutan’s unification.
•Four meditation caves
•Five regional centers
4. Dance along to the festival at Tamzhing Monastery!!
The principal seat of Pema Lingpa, Tamzhing Monastery was built in 1501. It is especially famous for murals and the dances that are performed here during the Bhutanese festivals. It is also a working monastery, with many monks coming from Tibet.
Are you excited? So, a journey through these areas of Bhutan to explore these tentative UNESCO heritage sites and to experience the ancient lifestyle is another way of visiting Bhutan on your next trip!