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 longest suspension bridge in Bhutan. We walked across and back it sways a little as you go across but not as much as when a large group of local school girls zig zagged across in fits of giggles!....  more »
  • We crossed the bridge twice and it was a fun. However, the wind was so strong, that we could not hold the phone at our hands; so no any photo or video was taken from the bridge.  more »
  • Fun to walk across and take photos. Nice walk up so worth a visit whilst you are in the area. Was quite windy when we were there which made it more interesting.  more »
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  • Very beautiful view especially as the locals and monks use the bridge, it can be a sight to behold. Just sitting here with the breeze in your hair can also be a beautiful experience.
  • An awesome and breathtaking experience to walk through the longest hanging bridge of Bhutan. Simultaneously, enjoying the lovely view of both sides of the bridge is exceptionally well and unexplainable.
  • One of the longest suspension bridges. Brilliant view from the middle of the bridge and the bridge swinging in the wind adds to the excitement!
  • This is the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan and quite an intriguing structure. It has lateral support from 6 cables. This is situated just near the Dzong. You can drop off from your vehicle near the cremation ground and then take a 20 minutes walk from there.
  • Fresh air will refresh your mind

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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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