Bhutan is famous for its scenic landscapes and monasteries. The people residing here are very heartwarming and friendly. The spectacular view of the mountains and the fresh air makes Bhutan a perfect getaway for romantic travelers, adventurers, and families. The weather and climate in Bhutan in May is extremely favorable so it is highly recommended to visit Bhutan during this month. Almost every month a festival is held in Bhutan and during this month, The Zobel Tshechu festival which is the most important festivals of Bhutan in May is held
The Climate of Bhutan in May 2018
The weather and climate are pleasant during this month. Temperature ranges from 16 to 30-degree Celsius. It is definitely a good month to visit Bhutan
Average temp: 16 to 30degree Celsius.
List of places to visit in Bhutan in May
1. Taktsang monastery (Tiger’s Nest):
It is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Bhutan. Said to be one of the holiest places in Bhutan, it hangs on a cliff about 900 meters above the Paro valley. According to a legend, Guru Rimpoche flew here on the back of a tigress and meditated in the cave for almost 3 years. You can also avail the assistance of traveling agencies as they provide discount and offers which might be less than the average Thimphu sightseeing cost.
Nearest Hotel: Tigers nest resort.
Main attractions: The Monastery and the breathtaking view.
Location: Taktsang trail, Bhutan.
2. Punakha Dzong:
The Dzong is the administrative center of Bhutan. Famous for its brilliant infrastructure, it is the second largest Dzong in Bhutan. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bhutan
Nearest hotel: Damchen Resort.
Main attractions: beautiful paintings and amazing infrastructure.
Location: Punakha, Bhutan
3. Buddha Dordenma:
It is one of the most famous places for sightseeing in Thimphu Bhutan. There is a big gigantic statue of Buddha which measures about 51 meters. It is known to be one of the largest statues of Buddha in the World. The statue is made of Bronze and covered thinly with gold.
Key attractions: mesmerizing view of the statue of Buddha and Kuensel Nature Park.
Nearest hotel: Tara Phedling Hotel.
Location: Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu Bhutan.
4. Norzim Lam Street, Thimphu:
This is a perfect place for all the shopaholics. The place is filled with shops selling a variety of items such as souvenirs, crafts, woolen clothes and some local wine. Some of the items may be a bit expensive but they are definitely worth the buy.
Key attractions: traditional attire of Bhutanese men and women and the textile buildings.
Nearest hotel: Hotel Sonnenhof and Zum Hirschen.
5. Thimphu Dzong:
It is a politically significant place in Bhutan. The fortress acts as the office of the king and his ministers. If you are interested in the politics of Bhutan then this is a place worth the visit. The beautiful buildings and gardens make it the best place for sightseeing in Thimphu Bhutan.
Location: Chaggenlam, Thimphu Bhutan
Key attractions: beautiful lawns and Manicured Gardens.
Nearest hotel: Hotel Riverview.
6. Dochula Pass:
This place is worth the visit if you are in Thimphu as it provides breathtaking views of the Himalayas. It is a 2hr drive from Thimphu and on the journey, you will be able to witness 108 stupas built by Wangmo Wangchuk. If you are looking for the best Thimphu sightseeing places, you should definitely add the Dochula pass trip on your list.
Key attractions: beautiful scenery and the 108 stupas
Location: East to the west road from Thimphu to Punakha.
7. The Memorial Chorten, Thimphu:
It is a Tibetan Style Stupa located at the heart of the Thimphu. Due to its gigantic size, the Chorten is visible from almost all the places in Thimphu. This is also a great place for photographers.
Location: Chorten Lam, Thimphu Bhutan
Nearest hotel: Hotel Norbuling
Key attractions: Beautiful interiors of Memorial Chorten.
8. Tango Monastery:
It is also known as the tango Buddhist institute. There are many beliefs and mythologies associated with this place making it a very interesting place.
Location: Thimphu valley, Bhutan.
9. Cheri Gompa Monastery:
If you are looking for peace and tranquility this is the perfect place for you as the peaceful environment and the beautiful scenery will definitely help to calm your body and mind.
Location: Doydena,Thimphu, Bhutan.
Nearest Hotel:Hotel Galinkha
10. Jigme Dorji National Park:
It is the second largest national park in Bhutan providing sanctuary to almost 34 species of mammals including many endangered species. For people who love wildlife, this place is nothing short of a paradise.
Location: Punakha, Bhutan.
Key attractions: mesmerizing scenery, several species of birds.
Nearest Hotel: Hotel Riverview.
The scenic beauty, the peaceful and serene environment, the vibrant culture of the people and the fresh air makes Bhutan one of the most mesmerizing and beautiful countries in the world. The beauty of this place will make you fall in love and you will definitely want to visit this place again.