Wangduephodrang is one of the largest Dzongkhags (districts) in Bhutan with a population of only 28,000. With an altitude ranging 500-5400m, it has extremely varied climatic conditions ranging from Subtropical forests in the south to cool and snowy regions in the north.
Most of the district is environmentally protected, with the northern half falling within the Wangchuck Centennial Park and northwestern pockets belonging to Jigme Dorji National Park. The southeastern region is part of Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park.
The genuine crown jewel of the district is Phobjikha Valley, which serves as a wintering ground for the critically endangered Black-Necked Cranes. The valley is full of green pasture ideal for cattle to graze on. The other places to visit would be Athang village which is famous for textiles such as the Adang Khamar, Adang Rachu, and Adang Mathra. The district is famous for its fine bamboo work, slate, and stone carving.
Wangduephodrang district is a must-see for any traveler to Bhutan due to its abundance of natural beauty and fascinating cultural attractions.
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