PunakhaHilly area

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Punakha was originally the capital of Bhutan and serves as the winter residence of the Bhutan's Central Monk Body. It is one of the cities which make the Golden triangle of Bhutan. The Punakha Dzong is the main attraction of the city and it is also the most historic Dzong in Bhutan. The district of Punakha varies from valley floors at 1300m to 3000m around Docchula Pass. Punakha Dromchoe is also a major tourist attraction which consists of 2 festivals, the Dromchoe where the was with Tibetans is retold and the Tsechu where the typical masked dance takes place.

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