Phuentsholing Tourism & Travel Guide

A thriving commercial centre and a gentle mix of various ethnicities, Phuentsholing is a beautiful small town located in southern Bhutan. This is the town where the gorgeous big Bhutan gate is located and also where you can get your visa to visit Bhutan. While you wait for the visa, you can visit the Zangtho Pelri Lhakhang, a small temple representing the heaven of Guru Rinpoche, located at the city centre. This temple houses statues of manifestations of Guru Rinpoche and paintings on Buddha's life and times. The Kharbandi Goemba situated in the city is a charming monastery illustrating the life of the Buddha. From the monastery garden, you can get a fascinating view of Phuentsholing town and its surrounding plains. The local landscape and markets are fun to explore and offer the first peak in Bhutanese life! Phuentsholing has a great food scene as well. Don't forget to try the delicious meat dumplings and the chicken corn soup at the Zen restaurant. Once you are done exploring the quaint towns and completing all government formalities, take a bus or cab forward to visit Paro or Thimphu.
Best time to visit Phuentsholing is from September to October

Trips and Itineraries for Phuentsholing

On the 7hr ride back to Phuentsholing, Jacob pulled over twice for a barf too....

View more comments...

We were heading to Paro from Phuentsholing....

View more comments...

Top Places To Visit in Phuentsholing 9 Spots

Phuentsholing, Bhutan
Now we head to Phuentsholing bus stand to catch bus for Thimphu. It is just 5- 10 min walk from immigration office. We reached their around 3 pm. We got our ticket in Last bus leaving at 4 pm. Ticket cost was 370 Rs each. It was a non-ac bus. Bus started on time and start climbing to hill road. After 15-20 minutes journey, we halted at first check post. We got first stamp on our permit. It took only 10 minutes. Bus started again and in bus we met with a beautiful girl Meera. Her hometown was Thimphu. She helped us in booking hotel room at Thimphu. While conversation we got to know more about Bhutanese culture, rule and regulation. few are worth mentioning.1.Smoking is not allowed. But as tourist you can bring it with you by paying tax.2.Crossing of road is allowed through zebra crossing only. Otherwise you will get fined.3.Honking is not allowed in Bhutan.Our bus stopped at a road side hotel around 8 pm. It was our dinner time. We ordered rice with Ema datshi. Ema means chili in Bhutanese and datshi means cheese. It was a very tasty white color cheese dish. After dinner break bus started again. We took a nap while journey.
2 Reviews
NH317A, Phuentsholing, Bhutan

Weekend Getaways from Phuentsholing  

Best time to visit - October- April
Often called as the "Queen of all Hill Stations", this is one of the most popular in the whole world. This place is wrapped by everything beautiful nature has blessed the Earth with. Darjeeling is located in the lap of the Mountain Kanchenjunga and crowned by the mighty Himalayas, there is tranquility everywhere you see. There is the bright red hue of blooming rhododendrons, the peaceful white of the magnolias and also the silvery white firs all spread over the hills and the stretches of hills covered with the emerald color tea bushes. If you are out during the early mornings, the clouds will cross across your face. This is a perfect place for a tourist, ornithologist, trekker, a photographer and children too. The famous toytrain of Darjeeling is now a Heritage of Bengal. The other nearby attractions are Mirik, Mall, Batasia Loop, Kurseong, Kalimpong and Dooars Valley. A trip to this beautiful place is sure to fetch you a lot of memories to be etched in your heart forever.


How To Reach Phuentsholing

Book Phuentsholing Tour Package

Your Enquiry has been sent successfully