Cheap flights from Bhutan

Kingdom of Bhutan, or Bhutan, is a landlocked country to be found towards the eastern end of the Himalayas in South Asia. With its capital and largest city, Thimphu, the country occupies a total area of around 38,000 square kilometres or 14,800 square miles. There are around 770,000 Bhutanese with Vajrayana Buddhism as the state religion and the official language being Dzongkha.

Where to go

The country of Bhutan offers Paro Taktsang, Tashichho Dzong, Rinpung Dzong, Punakha Dzong, Kichu Lhakang, Gangteng Monastery, Drukgyal Dzong, National Museum of Bhutan, Jomolhari, Dechen Phodrang Monastery, and Ta Dzong National Museum, among others. National Museum of Bhutan within the town of Paro, in western Bhutan, is a cultural museum that houses some of the finest Bhutanese art, with paintings, and bronze statues. Founded in the late 1960s, the museum can be found within the renovated Ta-dzong building, and has galleries that contain extensive collections of around 3,000 Bhutanese Art from over 1,500 years of the country’s cultural heritage.

The international airport that serves Bhutan, Paro Airport, operates short haul flights to Kathmandu, Nepal; Bangkok, Thailand; Delhi, India; and Singapore. Visiting Bangkok, Thailand, the country offers destinations such as the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Golden Buddha, Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, Safari World, Vimanmek Mansion, Erawan Shrine, in addition to Dusit Zoo, and many more. Located at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand, the Grand Palace is a complex of buildings that has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam and Thailand, since 1782. The palace complex covers an area of around 218,000 square metres or 2.4 million square feet, and enclosed by four walls. The Grand Palace complex is divided into a total of 35 areas namely Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Bureau of the Royal Household, Museum of the Emerald Buddha Temple, and more.

Bhutan’s only international airport, Paro Airport, does not operate long haul flight to and from international destinations. When planning to get to places outside of Bhutan’s immediate surroundings, it is recommended to go via Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, India; or Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. The long haul destinations that can be reached through these airports include Toronto, Canada; London, United Kingdom; Rome, Italy; Tokyo, Japan; and Helsinki, Finland, among others. Flying to these destinations are Air Canada, British Airways, China Airlines, All Nippon Airways, and Finnair. When by Helsinki, Finland, some of the well-known tourist attractions within the city include Temppeliaukio Church, Kiasma, Uspenski Cathedral, National Museum of Finland, Mannerheim Museum, Linnanmäki Amusement Park, Natural History Museum of Helsinki, Sibelius Monument, Finnish National Gallery, and Design Museum, Helsinki, to name a few. Linnanmäki Amusement Park of Helsinki, Finland opened to the public in the 1950s. The amusement park cover a total area of 75,000 square metres or 810,000 square feet with a total of 43 rides, that come with six roller coasters and two water slides. Owned by a non-profit foundation, Lasten Päivän Säätiö, the park operates from April to October and has had over 50 million visitors since its opening.

How to get out

Among the airports that serve the country of Bhutan are Paro Airport, Yongphulla Airport, Bathpalathang Airport, and Gelephu Airport. Paro Airport, the only international airport serving the country, has regular and charter flights to local and international destinations such as Kathmandu, Jakar, Bagdogra, Bangkok, Delhi, Dhaka, Gaya, Guwahati, Kolkata, Karachi, Mumbai, and Singapore. When getting to the international destinations, the airlines that operate flights are Buddha Air, Druk Air, and Tashi Air.

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