Crossing a meandering mountain stream on an age old suspension bridge dangling in the midair can be an adventurous task for some folks and if you want to experience the thrill of walking on those ancient bridges, Punakha valley’s suspension bridge is the right spot for you. Located near the iconic Pungthang Dechen Phodrang Dzong, Punakha Suspension Bridge is one of the longest and oldest suspension bridges of the scenically blessed kingdom, Bhutan built above Po Chhu River. The view of the emerald blue river cascading down the mountainous valley dotted with lush forest seen while crossing the Punakha Suspension Bridge has made it a favored tourist destination of the former capital of Bhutan, Punakha.
Enclosed by the mountainous Bhutan hill, Punakha Suspension Bridge is decked with vibrant prayer flags and traditional Buddhist garland. Connecting the Punakha Dzong with the Punakha town, Punakha Suspension Bridge spans 350m and dangles above the meandering mountain river, Po Chhu. While visiting the grandiose Punakha Dzong also known as the Pungthang Dechen Phodrang Dzong, tourists can make a round trip of Punakha Suspension Bridge as well. Located at a fifteen minutes walking distance, Punakha Suspension Bridge is the second longest suspension bridge of Bhutan. The thrill of walking across one of the longest iron bridge while been kissed by the fresh river breeze can be a surreal experience which can be cherished lifetime. Starting the journey across the bridge for the first timers can be scary but when the tourist gains enough courage and counseling, the fear of walking on a suspended bridge is overcome by the heart swelling and awe-inspiring view of the glistening mountain stream meandering through the mountain valley. On a clear day tourists are graced with the panoramic view of the mountain folds rolling the green lush meadow and verdant forest area from Punakha Suspension Bridge.
‘If you don’t take risk, you’ll have a wasted soul’. Life is about taking chances and one baby step towards adventurous world is all it takes to wake your inner adventurer. The thrill of crossing a bridge dangling above a fast streaming mountain river can be experienced in Punakha Suspension Bridge
Tourist can visit Punakha Suspension Bridge throughout the year but to witness an astounding panoramic vista of Bhutan Hills, March to May and October to November when the valley is glazed with the vibrant color of blooming flora of Himalayan region.