Wangdue Phodrang


The district of Wangdiphodrang lies south to Punakha. It is more familiarly known as Wangdi. The last town before starving at the central Bhutan, Wangdi is a typical small Bhutanese town. The area is known for slate carving and bamboo weaving.

Situated on the cusp of west and east Bhutan, Wangduephodrang is a typical small Bhutanese town. It is famous for its dzong which was built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1638 at the site which has a commanding view of the valley below.

Wangdue/Wangdi Dzong

WANGDUE PHODRANG DZONG perches high on top of the ridge between the Punatshangchhu and Tagchhu rivers. Wangdi is a good place to stretch your legs and wander around central and eastern Bhutan.