Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten

Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten was built in 1990s and look period of nearly 10 years.It was built  by Queen Mother and dedicated to the king and for the wellbeing of Bhutanese.It majestically located on a ridge,with amazing views of the country side.It is one of the finest Bhutanese architects.It is located in idyllic country side if Punakha,about 30 minutes’ drive from town.From the parking,it is another 45 minutes uphill walk through the rice fields and the return portion downhill takes around 30 minutes.

In the summer or during the rainfall,the trails could be muddy and slippery.After return walk back,there is an option to walk along the riverside,following the ancient trail that goes through farmlands,homes,Sonagasa village and arrive near Punakha Dzong.The extra walks takes another 2 hours.It is particularly interesting in birding and to enjoy the walk viewing country side.