Amankora Punakha, Bhutan

Aman Resorts’ Amankora is comprised of five different lodges, all designed to be in balance with the environment, located in the central and western valleys of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.

Paying great respect to the Buddhist belief that people should live in harmony with their surroundings and fellow creatures, Amankora’s lodges aim to keep their impact on the land as small as possible. This lodge, Amankora Punakha (at an elevation of more than 4,000 feet), includes just eight suites, located in three rammed-earth dwellings situated in an orange orchard overlooking rice fields and the Punakha Valley.

Landlocked with China to the north and India to the south, Bhutan would make an ideal location for a completely remote retreat.

Thimphu, to the southwest of Panakha, is Bhutan’s capital and largest city. The throne room and offices of the King of Bhutan are located in Tashichho Dzong, a landmark building in Thimphu. The building’s name means “Fortress of the Glorious Religion.”

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