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Wangdi
It is also called Wangdi Phodrang but for daily use, Wangdi is used. It lies in an altitude of 1210 m and it is just about 21 Km from Punakha. It is windy and dusty, especially in the afternoon. Punajanchu River flows across the valley.

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Wangdi Dzong
Wangdi dzong sits on the top of the high ridge. It was built in 1638 by Shabdrung Nawang Namgyal. The ridge provides a panoramic view of the valley. On 24th June 2012 the dzong was gutted by fire destroying all the structure of the dzong. The important relics were saved.

 

Phobjika Valley
Phobjikha valley is a glacial valley on the western slopes of the black mountain range. The valley is an important wildlife centre in Bhutan and is the roosting ground of the endangered blacked necked cranes that fly there from the Tibtean plateau during the winter.

 

Gangtey Goempa
Gangtey Goempa, located at 2900m, overlooks the large green area of Phobjikha valley. This Temple was established in 1613 and now it has several other buildings for meditation, schools and hostels for monks.

 

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