The Must-Visit Places In Phuentsholing That Will Make A Difference To Your Trip
Nestled with great care on the foothills of the Himalayas, the beautiful Phuentsholing is a southern border city of Bhutan. With its elevation of 961 feet from the sea level, this commercial point is separated from Jaigaon, India by a single gate. While Phuentsholing itself is adorned with natural splendors that bring treat to sore eyes, it is also cris-crossed with roadways. You can reach Thimpu, the capital city of Bhutan after 6–7 hours of long drive. The roads that lead to the state capital welcome you with a happy sight of rich, diverse flora and fauna, couples with ever-changing vegetation.
Thanks to the following landmarks, you can make your stay at Phentsholing more rewarding than ever…
#1: Zangto Pelri Lhakhang
Anyone having a quest for Buddhist culture would find the place to be pure bliss! Here you see a gigantic replica of the Guru Rinpoche. You can also see eight life-sized idols of the revered Guru, each depicting His manifestations. Plus, you see statues of Bodhisatvas (a person who reaches nirvana yet delays attaining it through compassion for suffering, Avaloteswara (the Bodhisattva who symbolize the compassion of all the Buddhas, and different valuable paintings of the Buddha. Also, you cannot help appreciating the strikingly wonderful statue of Amitabha, who is the Buddha of infinite light. As a cherry on the icing, you can get in touch with the locals who regularly visit here to pay homage.
#2: Karbandi Monastery
The Monastery of Goemba is the residence of the venerable Ashi Phuntsho Choedron, the regal grandmother. The monastery boasts of a plush green garden, and also offers a panoramic view of the beautiful Bengal Plain. Plus, the statues of Shabdrung Ngawang, Shakyamuni Buddha and Guru Rinpoche add to its aesthetics. Plus, you see eight Tibetan Buddhist Stupas add to the visual appeal. Many couples visit here in hope of better future.
#3: Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre
You have seen them in television; you watch them up and close. Watch them snoozing or feeding. With different species of alligators and crocodiles, this is a place where no animal lover would skip visiting. The place is located at the bank of Amo Chhu river. The crocodiles, which are brought here are carefully bred and later sent to the national reserves. Crocodiles of varying size and shapes are tenderly cared of and fed. Get the thrill of viewing dangerous animals in real and closely. The bank of Amo Chhu is itself a popular picnic spot among the locals.
#4: Bhutan Gate
Love architecture? Then the Bhutan Gate will get the likes of you. A splendid example of the conventional Bhutanese constructional style, the gate serves as the border between the nations, India and Bhutan. When you walk in from one nation to another, you see a marked difference, in terms of overall ambience, buildings and planning! So when you step in to Bhutan, the first picture that you click on your trip should be that of this gate! You get some real deals in hotels here. Plus, the vicinity to local markets makes this place a shoppers’ paradise!
Make your trip to Bhutan more enjoyable, rewarding and comfortable by grabbing the opportunities of attractive Phuentsholling, Thimpu, Paro, Phuentsholling Tour Packages. Apart from the conventional spots in Phuentsholling, there a number of local attractions that you would make your trip even more special. There are plenty of options to go for a long drive, as well! Make sure that you do not confine to itinerary to this border-town only. There are many more wonders for you to explore.