- PUNAKHA

Today set out for Punakha the old Capital of Bhutan till 1955 that is still the winter residence of the Monk body and the Je-Khenpo. Visit the Punakha Dzong, the second oldest Dzong built by Lama Drukpa Kunley who subdued the demoness of the Dochu la with his Magic Thunderbolt of Wisdom. Punakha is possibly one of the most exquisite Buddhist monuments to be found anywhere in the world and it’s wonderful to wander amongst the monk-hood through the beautiful courtyards. If it’s festival time you’ll see the monks preparing decorations.