• Beautiful Dochula Pass (3100 mtr) above Sea Level
    Located on the way to Punakha from Thimphu
  • View of mighty Himalayan Mountains
    Viewable from Jomolhari - Yagtsha Trek
  • Bhutanese Architectural and Engineering Bridge
    Located near beautiful Punakha Dzong
  • Barshong ruin Dzong built by Zhabdrung Rinpoche
    Located on the way to Lingshi from Thimphu.
  • Paro International Airport
    Very scenic international airport
  • Bhutan Retna Travels (BRT)
    Retna Info Tech & Enterprise, the sibling firm of BRT

According to Bhutanese tradition, the history of Buddhism in Bhutan began in the seventh century AD when the Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo constructed the first two Buddhist temples: Kyichu in the Paro valley and Jampa Lhakhang  in the Choekhor valley in Bumthang. In the eight century, a tantrist from Swat (in present day Pakistan) arrived in Bhutan. His name was Padmasambhava but he is generally known in Tibet and Bhutan as Guru Rinpoche, the ‘Precious Master’. Here in Bhutan, as in Tibet he introduced Tantric Buddhism. He is considered by the Mahayana tradition followers to be their founder and the second Buddha. All the places he visited and in which he meditated are places of Pilgrimage for the Bhutanese, who also worship his Eight Manifestations in almost all the temples in the country. After the 7th century, many Buddhist scholars and masters had visited and blessed Bhutan making Bhutan the most important sacred hidden land. In 16th century, Zhabdrung Rinpoche, the founder of Bhutan as a unified country, has visited and established Drukpa Kagyud tradition and thereafter it has been adopted as state religion of the country. Zhabdrung Rinpoche has also established dual system of government known as Choe-Sid system of Government for the entire people of Bhutan.

Generally, pilgrimage to such sacred places will purify our negative obstacles, protect from bad luck, clear your karmic bad deeds, accumulate fortunate merits and above all it will add your chances of reborn in another human body after dead so that you will be able to continue practicing Dharma ones again for the benefit of entire sentient being.

Below are the list of the most sacred Pilgrimage sites in Bhutan.

1. Paro Taktshang Gompa (Tiger Nest)

2. Paro Chumphu Ney

3. Paro Bumdra Ney

4. Paro Drak Karpo

5. Neychen Dongkala

6. Paro Kyichu Lhakhang

7. Tango and Cheri Monastery

8. Punakha Dewa Chenpoi Phodrang

9. Chimi Lhakhang

10. Trongsa Choetse Dzong

11. Bumthang Kurje Lhakhang

12. Bumthang Jampa Lhakhang

13. Tharpaling Monastery

14. Buli Gonpa

15. Tamshing Lhakhang

16. Tang Ugyen Choling

17. Tang Mebar Tsho

18. Thowa Drak

19. Aja Ney

20. Kurtoe Singye Dzong

21. Kurtoe Khenpa Jong

22. Kurtoe Takila Guru Statue.

 

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