Wangdi Phodrang

Wangdue Dzongkhag in one of the twenty districts in Bhutan. The district named after the Dzong (fortress) Wangduephodrang.

Wangdue Phodrang The Dzong

This was another Dzong built by Zhabdrug Nawang Namgyel in 1638 at a spot that controlled the routes to Trongsa towards East, Punakha and Thimphu towards West, Gasa to the North and Dagana and Tserang to the South. Legend says that when Zhabdrung arrived in the area he spotted a boy building sand castle on Read More…

Phobjikha Valley

This valley is famous for potatoes which is one of the cash crops of the region and an important export to India. Phobjikha is also famed for the migratory black-necked cranes that make it their winter home. This endangered species of birds arrives from Tibet towards the end of October. Known as ‘Thrung Thrung Karmo’ Read More…

Wangdi Tshechu (Festival)

Festival dates: 5 – 7 October 2019 Wangduephodrang in central Bhutan is famous for Lozeys or Ornamental Speeches. Two notable lozeys are the tragic song of Gaylong Sumdar Tashi that of Pema Tshewang Tashi who served as an official at the Dzong. The Dzong served as the administrative centre and was built in 1639 by Read More…

Black-Necked Crane Festival: 11th November

The Annual Black-necked Crane festival is celebrated in the courtyard of Gangtey Gonpa, in Phobjikha valley. The festival is an occasion for the locals to rejoice and celebrate the arrival of this endangered and majestic bird which becomes an inseparable part their daily lives during the winter months. The annual black-necked crane festival is organized Read More…