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WANGDIPHODRANG

     
  WANGDIPHODRONG: (4,430 ft.)
The last town before central Bhutan, Wangdiphodrong is a large valley with a few well provided shops. Located towards the south of Punakha, the higher reaches of the Wangdi valley provide rich pasturelands for cattle. This district is also famous for its fine bamboo work and its slate stone carvings.
 
     
  WHAT TO SEE IN WANGDIPHODRANG:  
     
  WANGDIPHODRONG DZONG: guards this windy valley that played a key role during the unification of Bhutan. Enroute from Wangdi Phodrang to Tongsa is the Gangtey Gompha, the biggest Nyingmapa monastery in Bhutan.
The dzong is open for visitors during the Tsechu celebrated in autumn.
 
 
     
  GANGTEY GOMPA (9,840 ft.)
Gangtey is a small village at the edge of the black mountain; awesome in golden hue, yellow roofed temples & dancing black naked cranes are all part of the scenic beauty here.