Wangdue Phodrang

Wangdue Phodrang in Bhutan
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Wangdue Phodrang sees itself as the largest dzongkhags of Bhutan. It is the capital of Wangdue Phodrang District in central Bhutan and is tucked in an altitude of 800-5800 m. The place sees varied climate due to the presence of subtropical forests and snow-laden mountains. The place has rich biodiversity and is protected. The place holds the Wangchuck Centennial Park, Jigme Dorji National Park, Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park at its various zones. Also, are the biological corridors to be considered in this section. Another yet important place here is Phobjikha Valley, that houses the rare and endangered Black Necked Cranes. Apart from this, Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag also holds many rare and exotic animals like Red Pandas, Tigers and Leopards. And rare birds such as the White-Bellied Heron and the Spotted Eagle.
One of the foremost notable sites within the district is Phobjikha’s depression. This depression is that the environs of the rare and vulnerable Black turtleneck Cranes that roost there throughout their annual migrations. The residents of the valley have garnered much acclaim for their conservation efforts to preserve the habitat of these beautiful birds.

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