Wangdiphodrang Dzong: Sitting on top of the hill at the confluence of Punakha Chu and Tang Chu rivers Wangdiphodrang Dzong is a town’s most visible feature. The Dzong is open for visitors during Wangdiphodrang Tshechu, celebrated in autumn.
Gangtey Gompa/Phobjikha (altitude 3000m): Towards the east of Wangdiphodrang, there is an old monastery of Gangtey Gompa dating back to the 17th century. A few kilometers past the Gompa, on the valley floor is the village of Phobjikha. This is the winter home of black-necked cranes that migrate from the arid plains in the north to pass winter in milder and lower climate.