Bhutan is a country that is on the eastern edge of the Himalayas and located in South Asia. It is a landlocked country filled with many wonders to explore. Bhutan sees a lot of visitors every year due to the rich culture and the variety of activities it has on offer. It is also an interesting place to delve into since its government used to be an absolute monarchy until 2008. There is indeed a lot for one to see and learn about the place. If you love history, then this is one place you are bound to enjoy.
An interesting place to visit it here is the Drukgyal Dzong. The Dzongs are some of the prime attractions of Bhutan and therefore brings in thousands of visitors every year. The Drukgyal Dzong is one of the four main Dzongs of Bhutan which served as a defense fortress when it was still in use. There are many stories as to who built the Drukgyal Dzong and for what purpose and the most popular story is that it was built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to celebrate his victory in 1694 over the Tibet army. Its location is also an interesting place to visit and wander about. Also make it a point to check out the food stalls in addition to the myriad of things made available here.
Enjoy the walk up to the Drukgyal Dzong’s rocky summit. There are three paths to take but only one is usable for walking since the other two were built for different purposes. Be sure to visit the Drukgyal Dzong with your family, but do prepare for a bit of a ‘spook’ as well since the place is rumored to be haunted. This is something for you to definitely and take advantage of. It is also a fact that Bhutan cuisine is one of the finest on the globe. Consisting mainly of soups, stews and other dried vegetables as well, make sure you have a taste of these delectable dishes when you are visiting here. The next time you visit, look for a Bhutan hotel which would allow you all these options and also make sure that you check out the Bhutan tour packages prior to making your choice. A reputed place for you can try is Uma Bhutan. Bhutan is a land with culture that surrounds the place. So pay the Drukgyal Dzong in Bhutan a visit the next time you are here.
Jayani Senanayake is a writer who dabbles in travel and all things exotic. Under the pseudonym of Caliope Sage, she writes of the allures that must simply be discovered.Google+