Punākha
in Punakha Dzongkhag, Bhutan

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
27.591 and 89.877 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 27° 35' 28" and E 89° 52' 38"
Currency and Currency Code:
Ngultrum - BTN
Spoken languages:
Dzongkha
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 08:13 AM (Friday)
Timezone: Asia/Thimphu
UTC/GMT offset: 6 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:47 am and 6:00 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-33.637 and -78.834 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Robinson Crusoe
References
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Touring Punākha

Punākha in Punakha Dzongkhag with it's 21,500 residents is a town located in Bhutan about 17 mi (or 27 km) north-east of Thimphu, the country's capital place.

Time in Punākha is now 08:13 AM (Friday). The local timezone is named Asia / Thimphu with an UTC offset of 6 hours. We know of 8 airports nearby Punākha. The closest airport in Bhutan is Paro Airport in a distance of 31 mi (or 49 km), South-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. The closest heritage site is Manas Wildlife Sanctuary in India at a distance of 93 mi (or 149 km). Need some hints on where to stay? We compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

Being here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Wangdue Phodrang, Lungtenzampa, Thimphu, Gasa and Paro. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 16°C / 60 °F

Morning Temperature 6°C / 42 °F
Evening Temperature 9°C / 48 °F
Night Temperature 8°C / 46 °F
Chance of rainfall 7%
Air Humidity 66%
Air Pressure 1014.5 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 5 km/h (3 mph) from North
Cloud Conditions Few clouds, covering 14% of sky
General Conditions Moderate rain

Saturday, 21st of September 2019

15°C (59 °F)
8°C (47 °F)
Moderate rain, light breeze, broken clouds.

Sunday, 22nd of September 2019

9°C (49 °F)
8°C (47 °F)
Moderate rain, calm, overcast clouds.

Monday, 23rd of September 2019

15°C (59 °F)
9°C (47 °F)
Moderate rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.

Hotels and Places to Stay

DHENSA BOUTIQUE RESORT

Address
0,1 mi
WALAKHA PUNAKHA
13001 KHURUTHANG
Bhutan

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

BHUTAN FESTIVAL : Wangdi Phodrang Tsechu : 2008

Published: November 06, 2008
Length: 28:05 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: jshirakawa

bhutan festival 西部ブータン、ワンデュポタンゾンのツェチュ。早朝に大仏画トンドルが上がっていく。


Classe de moinillons - Little monks's classroom - Chimi Lhakhang (Temple de Chime) - Bhoutan

Published: August 12, 2011
Length: 08:51 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: yeap31

Des moinillons récitent leurs mantras...


R1200GS To Punakha

Published: June 12, 2009
Length: 21:55 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Bufara7

On the road to Punakha, www.ospkw.blogspot.com.


Bhutan - Punakha Valley, path leading to the Temple of the Divine Madman

Published: October 10, 2013
Length: 17:01 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: wanderchica


Punakha Dzong

Published: October 21, 2011
Length: 29:26 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: BestOfAsiaOverland

Entering Punakha Dzong, winter seat of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot) and ancient capital of Bhutan.


River Rafting in Bhutan - Rivers Pho Chu (father) & Mo Chu (mother)

Published: January 19, 2015
Length: 31:29 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Aloke K. Bose

The Pho Chu (father) and Mo Chu (mother) rivers in the Punakha–Wangdue valley in Bhutan offers River Rafting opportunities. The Pho Chu and Mo Chu Rivers after the confluence is known as...


Monastery Prayer Wheels

Published: October 21, 2011
Length: 27:14 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: BestOfAsiaOverland

Monastery Visit.


White-bellied Heron (Ardea insignis)

Published: January 31, 2011
Length: 08:31 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: RSPN Bhutan

The Royal Society of Protection of Nature has been involved in the White-bellied Heron conservation project since 2003. As a critically endangered species in the world, it is very important...


Oriental Magpie-robin (Copsychus saularis) in the College of Natural Resources, Punakha

Published: March 31, 2015
Length: 54:38 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Phuen Tsho


DUNGTSE LHAKHANG Paro Bhutan

Published: May 14, 2011
Length: 34:32 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: E Jose

Restoring and conserving Dungtse Lhakhang.


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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Punakha District

Punakha District is one of the 20 dzongkhags (districts) comprising Bhutan. It is bordered by Thimphu, Gasa, and Wangdue Phodrang Districts. The dominant language in the district is Dzongkha, the national language.

Located at 27.6667, 89.8333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Districts of Bhutan, Punakha District

Punakha

Punakha is the administrative centre of Punakha dzongkhag, one of the 20 districts of Bhutan. Punakha was the capital of Bhutan and the seat of government until 1955, when the capital was moved to Thimphu. It is about 72 km away from Thimphu and it takes about 3 hours by car from the capital Thimphu. Unlike Thimphu it is quite warm in winter and hot in summer.

Located at 27.6167, 89.8667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Bhutan

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Punākha.


This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Punākla, Punāka, Punakha, སྤུ་ན་ཁ་, Distrito de Punakha, Dzongkhag Punakha, Пунакха, 普那卡