Punakha narrates lots on the histories of Bhutan. It served as the capital of the country from 1637 to 1907 and the first national assembly was hosted here in 1953. It has the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan and one of the most majestic structures in the country. On October 13, 2011, the wedding of the 5th King of Bhutan, was held at the Punakha Dzong. This place boasts of low altitude trek, rafting, kayaks, camping, bicycling and birdwatching.
Hand Made Paper Factory: The handmade paper making in Bhutan stemmed from the age old tradition originated in 8th century of Bhutanese history.
On the way to Punakha we come across Dochula Pass which is a popular location as it offers a stunning 360 degree panoramic view of Himalayan mountain range. Fertility Temple: This Temple was built by lam Drukpa Kuenley (The Divine Madman) in 1499. His style of teaching was thought shocking, insulting and including obscene behavior.