Wangdue Phodrang

Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag (district/state) is a land blessed by magnificent scenic beauty. One of the most prominent sites in this Dzongkhag was a century old fortress, Wangdue Phodrang dzong (1638-2012) which stood dramatically on hilltop overlooking the Wangdue valley. The Centaury old architectural wonder was razed to ashes by the devastating fire on 24th June 2012. Today the country is making an effort to bring the lost icon in its origin.

Getting to Wangdue Phodrang

Wangdue Phodrang is located at about 4 hours drive from the capital Thimphu passing Docula Pass on the way.


Wangdue Experiences warm summers and pleasant winters with an average temperature of 18.1 °C


1,310 m

Popular Attractions in Wangdue Phodrang

Located under the Wangdue Phodrang District, the villages of Adha and Rukha are beautiful places to get insights into rural Bhutanese lifestyle.
The Sha Radap Lhakhang or referred to as Rada Lhakhang by the locals is located in the vicinity of the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong.
The park is also home to over 39 mammals, 270 species of birds and 139 species of butterflies.

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