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  Wangdue Phodrang - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wangdue Phodrang (previously spelled Wangdi Phodrang) is a dzongkhag (district), of central Bhutan.
Wangdue Phodrang is bordered by Dagana and Tsirang dzongkhags to the south, Tongsa dzongkhag to the east, Thimphu and Punakha dzongkhag to the west, and Gasa dzongkhag and a small section of border with Tibet to the north.
One spur road heads north from Wangdue Phodrang to the dzong at Punakha and slightly beyond.
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 Chhundu
The valley of Wangdue Phodrang is situated at the junction of the Mo Chu and the Tang Chu.
Wangdue Phodrang is one of the most prominent valleys in the history of Bhutan as it was once Bhutan’s secondary capital.
The Wangdue Phodrang Dzong lies at the confluence of the Puna Chu and the Dang Chu.
www.chhundu.com.bt /wangdi.php   (272 words)

  
 Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, Western Bhutan
Wangdue Phodrang Dzong was founded by the Shabdrung in 1638.
Wangdue is important in the history of Bhutan, because in the early days it was the country's secondary capital.
After Trongsa Dzong was established in 1644, the Wangdue Phodrang penlop (ruler) became the third most powerful ruler, after the penlops of Paro and Trongsa.
www.bhutantrips.com /western_bhutan/wangdue_phodrang_dzong.php   (208 words)

  
 THE COMFORTS - Bhutan > Places to Visit > Wangdue Phodrang
Wangdue Phodrang is the last town on the highway before entering Central Bhutan.
The Wangdue Dzong is perched on a spur at the confluence of two rivers.
In the 17th century, Wangdue Phodrang played a critical role in unifying the Western, Central and Southern Bhutanese district.
www.thecomforts.com /bhutan_wangdue.htm   (78 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Wangdue Phodrang Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Wangdue Phodrang is a dzongkhag, of central Bhutan.
Wangdue Phodrang is bordered by Dagana and Tsirang dzongkhags to the south, Tongsa dzongkhag to the east, Thimphu and Punakha dzongkhags to the west, and Gasa dzongkhag and a small section of border with Tibet to the north.
The Lateral Road enters from the west at Dochu La Pass, crosses the Panak Chuu at Wangdue Phodrang dzong, and continues east to Tongsa.
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 Bhutan
Wangdue Phodrang is the last western town on the highway before central Bhutan.
Wangdue Phodrang (or Wangdue) is a typical small Bhutanese town.
The road from Wangdue to Trongsa is one of the prettiest in Bhutan, passing streams, forests and villages before climbing to the Pelela pass and on to the dramatic Trongsa Valley.
www.bctt.com.bt /cityguidewangdue.php   (202 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Wangdue Phodrang
Wangdue Phodrang (previously spelled Wangdi Phodrang) is a dzongkhag (i.e.
This is also the name of the dzong which dominates the district and of the small market town immediately adjacent to the dzong.
A second spur departs the Lateral Road halfway between Wangdue and Tongsa, traveling south a short distance to Phobji monastery and the Gangtey valley where the Black-Necked Cranes (grus nigricollis) may be viewed.
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 Wangdue Phodrang information, Wangdue Phodrang, Wangdue Phodrang general information, Travel Wangdue Phodrang, Visit ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The main road climbs the length of the spur and on the left, across the river, comes the first glimpse of the picturesque village of Rinchengang whose inhabitants are celebrated stonemasons.
After Trongsa Dzong was established in 1644, the penlop of Wangdue Phodrang became the third most powerful ruler, after the penlops of Paro and Trongsa.
Rinchengang Village:- it isa small clustered village facing the Wangdue Dzong is known for its skill in traditional method of stone masonry.
www.bhutantravelinfo.com /wangduephodrang.htm   (353 words)

  
 Wangdue Phodrang, The first of town to enter Bhutan, Western Bhutan
Wangdue Phodrang is the first town you enter after crossing the bridge (zam) over Punak Chhu into Central Bhutan although it is considered the last 'western town'.
Wangdue Phodrang or Wangdue is probably the cleanest town in Bhutan thanks to the Dzongda (District Administrator), Pem Dorji who single handedly educated and raised the standard of cleanliness for the entire town population.
Wangdue Phodrang Dzong is the town's most visible feature.
www.bhutantrips.com /western_bhutan/wangdue_phodrang.php   (131 words)

  
 Bhutan Travel & Tourism
Wangdue Phodrang is the last town on the highway before entering Central region of Bhutan.
The Wangdue Phodrang Dzong is perched on a spur at the confluence of two rivers.
In the 17th century, Wangdue Phodrang played a critical role in unifying the Western, Central and Southern Bhutanese districts.
www.bhutantraveltourism.com.bt /tour/places_of_intrest.htm   (703 words)

  
 Geo-Cultural Tours & Treks
Western Bhutan is comprised of Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, and Wangdue Phodrang separated by high passes or "La" - Cheili La (3900m / 12,795ft.), Dochu La (3,050m / 10,007ft.) and Pele La (3,500m / 11483ft.).
Western Bhutan is known for its stunning scenery with rice paddies cascading down magnificent mountains, the pristine rivers that flow through the main towns of Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and Wangduephodrang, and unique two-story houses with brightly painted window designs.
Wangdue Phodrang is the last western town on the highway before central Bhutan and it was regarded as the gateways to eastern Bhutan in the ancient times.
www.geobhutan.com /bhutan/bhutanplaces.htm   (2904 words)

  
 Yala Adventure: Central Bhutan tour,Travel to Bhutan,Bhutan Tours,Bhutan Travel Guide,Bhutan Tourism, Bhutan ...
This temple was the first residence of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal when he arrived in Bhutan in 1616 A.D. Ngawang Chogyel, the great ancestor of the Shabdrung, built it during the first quarter of the 16th century.
Wangdue Phodrang Dzong is perched on a spur at the confluence of 02 rivers.
Follow the same route to Trongsa and Wangdue and after you cross Pele La the road diverts to Gangtey Valley which is just 5 km.
www.yalaadventure.com /bhutan/central_bhutan_tour.html   (2224 words)

  
 Wangdi Phodrang dzong and festival, Bhutan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Wangdi Phodrang (or Wangdue Phodrang) is located on a high promontory overlooking the Punak Chhu river.
Wangdi Phodrang dzong on top of the promontory at the sorthern end of the town.
The monks leave the adminstrative courtyard of the Wangdi Phodrang dzong at the end of the day's festivities, returning to the monastic area at the southermost area of the dzong.
www.mykreeve.net /eastern_himalaya/bhutan/wangdi_phodrang   (374 words)

  
 Gangtey Valley Tour,Gangtey Valley Tour Bhutan,Gangtey Valley Treks, Bhutan Gangtey Trek,Gangtey Valley Tour in ...
In the afternoon, we drive to Wangdue Phodrang (3 hours) crossing the scenic Dochula Pass (3,100 m).
The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of Lobesa.
Wangdue Phodrang Festival is an added attraction of this beautiful town.
www.chariotindiatravel.com /travel-to-bhutan/gangtey-valley-tour.html   (946 words)

  
 Places to See in Bhutan, Bhutan Tour, Thimpu, Punakha, Bumthang, Wangdue Phodrang
In the 17th century Wangdue played a critical role in unifying western, central and southern Bhutan.
The road from Wangdue to Trongsa is one of the prettiest in Bhutan passing streams, forests and villages before climbing the Pelela Pass on the Black Mountain ranges in to the Trongsa valley.
South of the highway is the Gangtey Gompa an old monastery dating from the 17th century.
www.treksinnepal.com /bhutan/places_to_see_in_bhutan/places_to_see.php   (923 words)

  
 WANGDUEPHODRANG (alt. 1,300m)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Wangdue Phodrang is the last western town on the central highway to the far east.
Approaching Wangdue across the Puna Chhu, it once had an impressive cantilever cum drawbridge, which was washed away in flood a few decades ago.
This place is the winter home of fl-necked cranes that migrate from the arid plains of the north to escape the harsh winters.
www.nirvanaexpeditions.com /interest/wangduephodrang.htm   (286 words)

  
 punakha & wangdue
We could see the 1638 Wangdue Dzong perched dramatically at the edge of the cliff overlooking the Punak Chhu river which we had to cross to enter Central Bhutan proper.
It is said that Wangdue Phodrang, or Wangdi’s Palace, was so named by the founder of the dzong, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, after he met a small boy Wangdi playing in the sand on the river banks.
So it was with great reluctance and immense sadness that we had to say adieu to the gorgeous “Shire”, the magnificent Himalayan range, the captivating Wangdue, the glorious highlands, the lush valleys, the poetic “Swiss chalets”, even the dead fl neck crane..
www.freewebs.com /onghy3/travels24_bhutan3_punakha&wangdue.html   (1691 words)

  
 Bhutan Scenic Tours
Western Bhutan is comprises of Paro, Haa,Thimphu,Punakha, Wangdue Phodrang and Phobjikha valleys separated by high passes or “La” – Cheili La (3980m), Dochu La (3050m), and Pele La (3500m).
Wangduephodrang(or Wangdue) is a typical small Bhutanese town.The fortress of wangdue commands a strategic view of the east-west and north-south routes.In the 17th century wangduephodrang played a major role in unifying the western,central and southern Bhutanese districts.
A few hours drive from Wangdue phodrang is the enchanting valley of sha Phobjikha.
www.bhutanscenictours.com.bt /general/destination.htm   (1725 words)

  
 Highlights of Bhutan, Travellers Bhutan, Bhutan Trip, Bhutan Paro Valley, Thimphu Bhutan, Bhutan Religtion
Punakha Dzong, or Punthang Dechen Phodrang, was built in 1637.
Wangdue Phodrang, means ‘the palace where the four directions are gathered under the power of the Shabdrung'.
He asked for the boy's name, which was Wangdue, and thereupon decided to name the Dzong Wangdue Phodrang or 'Wangdue's Palace.' Wangdue Phodrang Dzong is perched on a spur at the confluence of two rivers.
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 Gangtey Trek - Royal Mt. Travel Nepal
Wangdue Phodrang Dzong is perched on a spur at the confluence of two rivers, completely covering the spur it commands an impressive view over both the north-south and east-west roads.
From the bottom of the trail it is only a short drive to Wangdue Phodrang.
Add 2-3 days in Paro, Thimphu or Wangdue Phodrang to coincide with this year's festival dates.
www.royal-mt-trek.com /bhutan/bhutan_gangtey.php   (1068 words)

  
 Wangdue Phodrang - TheBestLinks.com - Bhutan, Tibet, Thimphu, Dzong, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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 Bhutan Tour
Continue to Wangdue Phodrang and check into the Dragon Nest Hotel (or similar).
Day 9 Wangdue Phodrang/Gangteng (AB, L, D) Visit Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, located on a spur between two rivers.
Day 13 Bumthang/Trongsa/Wangdue Phodrang (AB, L, D) Drive to Trongsa and visit Trongsa Dzong, a labyrinth of temples, corridors and offices holding court over the local community.
www.goamcan.com /travel/bhutan.html   (1036 words)

  
 Phil's 2003 Bhutan Slideshow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
We stopped in the center of Wangdue Phodrang, a village near a large Bhutanese army base in western Bhutan.
Perhaps because of the nearby army base, it has a vibe that is a little bit more "yahoo" than the rest of Bhutan.
The boys instantly took a liking to the teenage girls on our bus and were a bit aggressive, in contrast to teenage boys in other villages.
www.heartspace.org /bsshow/wangdue/page136.html   (88 words)

  
 Places to See in Bhutan, Bhutan Tour, Thimpu, Punakha, Bumthang, Wangdue Phodrang
Although the interiors of some temples, monasteries and Dzongs [fortress] are forbidden to foreign travelers at present, the tourists can still get a good insight into the unique cultural heritage of the Kingdom.
The coronation of Ugyen Wangchuk, the first king of Bhutan, took place at Punakha Dzong on 17 th December 1907.
He asked for the boy's name, which was Wangdue, and thereupon decided to name the Dzong Wangdue Phodrang or 'Wangdue's Palace.' Wangdue Phodrang Dzong is perched on a spur at the confluence of 02 rivers.
www.pigeontravels.com /bhutan/places_to_see_in_bhutan/bhutan_places_to_see.php   (1550 words)

  
 Punakha Bhutan - Punakha on the way to Wangdue Phrodrang, Gangte and Chimi Lhakhang.
Way out east of Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan, the small kingdom on the slopes of the Himalayas, surrounded by China (Tibet) and India, Wangdue Phodrang, known to be the cleanest village of the country, is situated.
- The walk through the centre of Wangdue Phodrang in the late afternoon when the place is scrubbed and cleaned is hilarious.
Khuruthang, built after the flood 1960, which destroyed part of Punakha, in the traditional way as demanded by law, has all the shops and facilities of Punakha.
www.globosapiens.net /travel-information/Punakha-782.html   (466 words)

  
 RNR-RC Bajo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Centre is one of the four research centres in the country responsible for Renewable Natural Resources (RNR) research and extension services with a national mandate and regional mandate.
The Centre is located at Bajothang, Wangdue Phodrang, on the east bank of the Tsang Chu in the Wangdue-Punakha Valley system at an altitude of 1300 m.
The Centre has the regional mandate to undertake relevant RNR research in the Central-West Region, which is formed by the Dzongkhags of Gasa, Punakha, Wangdue Phodrang, Dagana and Tsirang.
www.helvetas.org.bt /rnrrc_bajo.htm   (406 words)

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