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Dochula Pass, Thimphu

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Take in the panoramic view of the snow-covered Himalayan mountains at Dochula Pass. Located at an elevation of 3,100 m (10,200 ft), the pass includes many interesting attractions, including 108 memorial chortens or stupas, a botanical park popular for its rhododendron garden, and a monastery. The entire site rests surrounded by cypress tree forests, while colorful inscribed Buddhist flags, representing natural forces, decorate the hill slopes, bringing prosperity and peace to the nation. Sometimes the weather can get foggy and chilly, so wear warm clothing and check the forecast if you want the clearest vista. Use our Thimphu itinerary maker to add Dochula Pass and other attractions to your Thimphu vacation plans.
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  • Across the parking lot, so if you go towards building a cafe is a great wood for trees. Free trial of being see ~! Also good was the sacred tree of meditation you feel ^ ^
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  • About 2-hour journey on Thimphu Punakha road will take you to this beautiful place.It is a place offering a panoramic view of Himalayan ranges but clear sky appears to be a rare occurrence here and sh...  more »
  • Yes this is very good place for photography and must be visited during the trip to bhutan. On the way to Punakha this placE can be visited  more »

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