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. Add Punakha Suspension Bridge to your Punakha travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Punakha vacation generator.
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  • July 30, 2017
    It's nearby punakha dzong. It may seems bit scary at first, just be careful while crossing it. Once you start walking through, it feels great. Drank tea after crossing the bridge. Really nice.  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    Also known as the Pho Chhu suspension bridge, it is the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan (as informed by our respected guide and driver, Mr.Dorji). A short walk over a stile and a very mild inclina...  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    Must see attraction in Punakha. The iconic metallic suspension bridge, worth being there and spending some time.  more »
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  • June 12, 2017
    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.
  • June 24, 2017
    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.
  • June 27, 2017
    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!
  • April 16, 2017
    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.
  • June 21, 2017
    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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