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PHUENTSHOLING
It is a frontier town and a thriving commercial centre, at the base of the Himalayan foothills. Phuentsholing’s a fascinating cultural mix is attributed to the different ethnic groups mingle prominently Indian, Bhutanese and Nepalese. Being the border town, Phuentsholing is a as the convenient entry/exit point of Bhutan. It is also the link to visit the Indian states of West Bengal, Sikkim and Assam.

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ZANGTHO PELRI LHAKHANG
This city centre temple represents the heaven of Guru Rinpoche. On ground floor there are statues of eight manifestations of Guru Rinpoche and paintings on Buddha's life while the next floor contains eight Bodhisattavas and statues of Avalokiteshvara and Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. On top floor, there is a main statue of Amitabha.

KHARBANDI GOEMBA
Founded in 1967 by Royal Grand Mother, Ashi Phuntsho Choedron is at the altitude of 400m. This beautiful monastery has paintings on the life of Buddha, statues of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Guru Rinpoche. The Monastery Garden offers a breathtaking bird’s eye view of Phuentsholing town.
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