Himalayas View at Dochula Pass

One of the best things to see in Bhutan is the spectacular scenic view on the road as you travel around the country. Locating at 3,150 meters above see level, Dochula Pass is one of the most popular stop over en route Thimphu to Punakha. You may stretch your legs, take a short walk around the Chortens (pagodas), go to the temple or have a coffee break. On a good day, you will see a spectacular view of the Himalayas.

There are 108 Druk Wangyal Chortens (pagodas) commissioned by Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk, the first wife of the Fourth King to commemorate the lost insurgents during an operation to flush out the invaders in South Bhutan, to tribute to the Fourth King of Bhutan, and for the well being of all sentiment beings. It’s a spiritual place for the locals and breathtaking stopping point for tourists.

Dochula Pass in Bhutan 不丹多曲拉山口(過道)
The 108 pagodas were built around a small hill top.
Dochula Pass 多曲拉山口
There are 3 characters on these Chortens (pagodas) that are well respected by the Bhutanese. This is the Buddha.
Guru Rimpoche 蓮花生大士
The second one is Guru Rimpoche or commonly known as the “Second Buddha”. He was believed to be an incarnation of Buddha.
Zhabdrug Ngawang Namgyal 夏宗法王
The third one is Zhabdrug Ngawang Namgyal, founder of Nation State in Bhutan. He had built many Dzongs (fortresses) to defend against the invasion of Tibet in the 17th century.
第三位被供奉的是廈宗阿旺朗傑 Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal (夏宗法王),他於17世紀在不丹興建多座城堡,保衛及統一不丹,被視為佛教尊者,受人民供奉。
Dochula Pass 不丹多曲拉山口(過道)
Most of the information online says that you may get 360 degree panoramic view of the Himalayas here. Well, this is the view of the other side not facing the Himalayas. So it’s more like 180 degrees.
Dochula Pass 不丹多曲拉山口(過道)
On a good day (which is pretty much autumn through spring), you may see the stunning view of Himalayas mountain range.
Dochula Pass 不丹多曲拉山口(過道)
This photo was taken with a long range lens. You may see even more close up using a 600 lens.
這張照片是用長鏡頭拍攝的,600mm 可以再拉近看。
Dochula Pass 不丹多曲拉山口(過道)
This signboard shows you the altitudes of each of the mountain top possible in sight.
Dochula Pass 不丹多曲拉山口(過道)
This is the view and perspective of Himalaya from the pagodas.
Dochula Pass 不丹多曲拉山口(過道)
There is a coffee shop in this famous stop over view point. It’s called Druk Wanguel Cafeteria.
由於是大景點,所有遊客都會在這裡停車,這裡有間餐廳,名字叫 Druk Wanguel 咖啡室。
Dochula Pass 不丹多曲拉山口(過道)
The round shape restaurant has floor-to-ceiling windows, offering a nice view for a coffee break.
Dochula Pass 不丹多曲拉山口(過道)
When you order a coffee in Bhutan, many places or your guide would serve some crackers to go with it. Sweet!

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