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Wangdue Phodrang District

Mountainous landscapes and imposing hillside monasteries remain highlights of a vacation in Wangdue Phodrang District, one of the largest regions in central Bhutan. Perched impressively atop a hill overlooking a river, the picture-perfect Wangdue Phodrang "dzong" (monastery) serves as the biggest attraction in Wangdue Phodrang District, but the charming villages that surround it are also worth exploring. Buddhist traditions remain alive and well in this area, which has retained its old-fashioned, rural atmosphere despite an influx of foreign tourists. In the build up to your vacation in Wangdue Phodrang District, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our Bhutan travel route planner .
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Where to stay in Wangdue Phodrang District

The town of Wangdue Phodrang itself remains the most popular place to stay in the district, with most visitors going for proximity to the iconic monastery. You can choose from a handful of mid-range hotels, although amenities like air-conditioning and Wi-Fi might not be an easy find. For something more isolated and in-tune with nature, stay at one of the hotels to north of town, on the road between Wangdue Phodrang and Sopsokha.
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