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Written by Priyanka Sharma on November 16, 2022 Share on

Visit The Top 8 Amazing Places In Phuentsholing – Bhutan

Bhutan officially known as the Kingdon of Bhutan is a landlocked country in South Asia. It has got Tibet bordering it in the North, Sikkim and West Bengal of India in the west and Assam, Arunachal Pradesh in the east. The capital city of Bhutan is Thimphu whereas its financial centre in Phuentsholing. In South Asia, Bhutan is the Second least-populous nation after the Maldives. Phuentsholing is located in the Southern part of Bhutan. It is also a border state between India and Bhutan. It was said that this place was the home of kings and queens of the Himalayan Kingdom. This place has got a mixture of cultures right from Bhutanese, Nepalese and Indian. Go on reading to check out the top 7 places to visit in Phuentsholing.

Top 8 Places One Must Visit In Phuentsholing

Phuentsholing is one of the best places one must visit when travelling to Bhutan. Check out below the top 7 places that need to be in your itinerary when planning your trip to Bhutan.

Bhutan Gate

Bhutan Gate is one of the top-rated tourist spots in Phuentsholing. Did you also know that Bhutan Gate is the main entrance and exit to and from India? This is located right next to the Regional Immigration Office, and trust me when I say this, the view of the gate is amazing with exquisite woodcraft and the well-maintained flower beds in close vicinity creating a beautiful setup.

  • Location: The entry or exit point of Bhutan which is on the Bhutan Jaigaon (India) border
  • Timings: 7:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Bhutan Gate in Phuentsholing
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Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre

The Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre is another most visited tourist spot in Phuentsholing. If you are a big fan of Crocodiles and want to know all about it then this place should definitely be on your wishlist as you can get to see the feeding session on a fine afternoon. There are few ponds filled with fishes and next to them you have endangered gharials, mugger crocodiles, migratory birds, tortoises and fishes in the water.

  • Location: Near to the Phuentsholing bus stop on Amu Chhu riverbanks
  • Timings: 9 AM – 6 PM

Zangto Pelri Lhakhang

Even if you aren’t a religious person or looking for religious fervour, Zangto or Zangdo Pelri Lhakhang is a very nice and a calm place to visit. You get to see the Buddhist monks chanting hymns early in the morning. There are also 8 idols of Bodhisattva, Avalokiteshvara as well as Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal along with the main idol of Amitabha which make this place worth visiting.

  • Location: Town Center, near the Indo-Bhutan border
  • Timings: 8 AM – 6 PM
Zangto Pelri Lhakhang in Phuentsholing
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Phuentsholing Viewpoint

The next one on the list of top places to visit in Phuentsholing is the Peeple Drangra or Phuentsholing viewpoint. This lies at the same altitude as that of Rinchending Goemba. The best time recommended visiting is during the day as you’ll get a clear view of thriving Phuentsholing town as well as the Bengal plains. The hill gradients and the Torsa River flowing right beside it make this location the perfect picturesque.

  • Location:20 minutes drive from Phuentsholing Hospital

Torsa River Side

Torsa River Side is one such place which is easily accessible that you can reach here even on foot. You get the best view in the morning and the most interesting part is that no vehicles are allowed on this road. The panorama of the town, the verdurous hillocks and the convergence of the two streams of the Torsa can be seen from here and you can also put up a tent to spend a night.

  • Location: On the uphill path from Phuentsholing to Thimphu or Paro

Zangto Pelri Park

After you are done visiting the Zangto Pelri Lhakhang and circumambulating prayer wheels you can also check out the Zangto Pelri Park adjacent to it. This place is totally kids friendly and you can definitely have an amazing time with your family. You can see the Monks chanting prayers while the tourists take a stroll along with lovers in the corners and kids jumping all around the place. The immaculacy of the park is what makes it so special and most rated tourist spot.

  • Location: Town Centre, near Indo-Bhutan border
  • Timings: 8 AM – 6 PM
Zangto Pelri Park
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Phuentsholing Market

All you shopaholic Phuentsholing has got an amazing market full of lovely stuff waiting for you. This market lies a bit detached from the main town. You must definitely pay a visit to Phuentsholing Market as it’s pocket friendly and sells all the basic commodities like food items – both cooked and uncooked. You can also buy beautiful souvenirs along with bronze and brass idols.

  • Location: On your way to the Amu Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre

Karbandi Monastery

On your sightseeing tour of Phuentsholing Karbandi or Rinchending Goemba is an amazing scenic vantage point with idols of Rinpoche, Shakyamuni and Shabdrung Ngawang. While taking a stroll on this lush green garden you will come across the 8 Tibetan-Buddhist Stupas and enjoy the panorama of the Phuentsholing town and the Bengal plain.

  • Location: 400-meter high on a hillock of Phuentsholing town
  • Timings: 7 AM – 6 PM
Karbandi Monastery in Phuentsholing
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Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Bhutan is during the months of April to June, where its spring season. All the flowers blossom during this time which is pleasing to the eye. The temperature usually ranges from 25 to 35-degree celsius.

If you want to enjoy the chills of Phuentsholing then you must visit Bhutan in the months between November to March which marks the winter months. The temperature ranges here between minus 20 degree Celsius to zero degree Celsius, during this time. This is the maximum cold it can get. I bet this experience is again something you wouldn’t want to miss.

Visit Phuentsholing in Bhutan and remove it from your bucket list. Check out more exciting vacation packages to Bhutan on where a travel agent will help you customise your very own itinerary as per your convenience and make your trip to Bhutan a memorable one.

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