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Phuentsholing || the frontier town of Bhutan

Phuentsholing is a frontier and thriving commercial center located at the border with Jaigoan town of the West Bengal, India.
It is five-six hours drive south of Thimphu and Paro International airport and 3-4hrs east of Bagdogra airport.
Situated at the foothills of Himalaya, it serves as the main trading center for Bhutanese with other neighboring countries of South Asia . Visitors can reach Phuentsholing by road from Sikkim, Darjeeling and Bagdogra airport in West Bengal . It takes between 3 - 6 hours by drive from these places. Places you can see are Kharbandi Gompa (Rinchending), built in 1967 by the Royal Grandmother, the monastery contains paintings on the life of Buddha and statues of Shubdrung Nawang Namgyal and Guru Rinpochey. The view from the monastery garden towards the Phuentsholing and surrounding Indian plains are superb. Zangdopelri Temple, located in the center of Phuentsholing town, represents the abode of Guru Rinpochey. On the ground level there are statues of Guru and his eight manifestations. And the wall is covered with paintings of Buddha's life. On the second floor it contains of eight Bodhisattavas and statues of Avalokiteshwara and Shubdrung Nawang Namgyal while on the top floor the main statue is of Buddha Amitabha.

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