Western Bhutan

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Western Bhutan is a region in Bhutan. The predominant ethnic group in Western Bhutan are Ngalops, who are generally followers of the Kagyu tradition of Buddhism and tend to be taller than people in other parts of the country.

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Thimphu is the capital of the Kingdom of Bhutan, and with a population of around 80,000 is the nation's largest city.Loading photos…

Phuentsholing, the second largest town in Bhutan, is on the Indian border, next to the town of Jaigaon.Loading photos…

Paro is a town in the south west of Bhutan. Paro is a historic town with many sacred sites and historical buildings scattered through the area.Loading photos…

In Western Bhutan

Punakha, a former capital of Bhutan, is located in the west of the country.Loading photos…

Wangdue Phodrang is a town in Western Bhutan. It is the administrative head of Wangdue Phodrang district.Loading photos…

Kuruthang is a city in Punakha district located a few kilometers from Punakha.

Tsimasham is in Chukha district. Tsimasham is the headquarters of Chukka district and is located on the main Thimphu to Phuentsholing highway.

Jigme Dorji National Park is in north western Bhutan. With over 4,300 sq km, this is Bhutan's largest national park, and covers the entire district of Gasa and the western areas of Thimphu and Paro districts.Loading photos…

About Western Bhutan

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  • Latitude of center:  27° 21' 36" (27.36°) north
  • Longitude of center:  89° 34' 12" (89.57°) east
  • Wikidata:  Western Bhutan

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