Punakha Suspension Bridge, Punakha

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Cross the rushing Pho Chhu river via Punakha Suspension Bridge, a long, narrow bridge that offers scenic views of the Punakha valley and surrounding mountains. Stretching more than 300 m (984 ft) in length high above the rapid river, the bridge takes almost ten minutes to cross. Enjoy the picturesque views, and snap some memorable photos of the water and valley below. Find out how to plan Punakha trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • The bridge is a big tourist attraction and worth a visit when you are in Punakha but don't expect too much. The view from the bridge is nice.  more »
  • This is an amazing place to admire the beauty of the river below and enjoy the weather. It will also test your fear of heights as it is a lovely long bridge with the river gushing below so just seeing...  more »
  • This is the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan at 500 feet. There was a little walk to it through the countrywide which was not too difficult. Then we walked a across the bridge with it wobbling from...  more »
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  • Very beautiful suspension bridge. It is steady and long. You can cross the bridge by walking, it an amazing experience. You cab enjoy the view of the river from the bridge. You can enjoy the situation if so many people move through the bridge, it will jump and create a movement, just thrilling.
  • The suspension bridge is very sturdy and long. One needs to walk through broken path for 15-20 minutes to reach the bridge. But the view of the river from here is amazing. If there are too many people moving, the bridge jumps and sways a lot but it's really fun. Especially fun for kids.
  • Well built and maintaned metal bridge going over the male river. Cuts short foot travel distance from both sides as next option is 5km away. Worth a visit if you have a day cab with you.
  • it's the longest suspension bridge on the river. you will get amazing and quite thrilling view of the river from the bridge. no car goes near the bridge as the way is not suitable for vehicles. it takes a little walk to the bridge. a must see tourist spot in Punakha for sure. if someone plans for watching the suspension bridge, he can also visit the beautiful punakha dzong and do rafting on the river. don't miss these three if you come so far
  • Crossing the bridge is an amazing experience, and recommended even for kids and the not-so-developed also. The bridge is held in place by multiple cables, so it does not sway too much. It's located a little distance from the road, so helpful to have a local person or cabbie guide you to it, but the view of the river on both sides of the bridge is really good

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Where to stay in Punakha

Though a handful of hotels and resorts exist in Punakha, many visitors choose to stay in national capital Thimphu or a nearby town or village. Thimphu has the widest selection of accommodations, but you may want to consider one of the cozy spots tucked in the valley, just a 20- to 25-minute drive from Punakha. If you're having trouble finding lodging in Punakha, take a look at the nearby towns of Wolakha, Sopsokha, and Lobesa.
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