Amankora Punakha is set in a verdant jungle east of the Dochu La Pass and just north of the resplendent Punakha Dzong. The remote location and simple concept represent the essence of all that is Bhutan, drawing out the luxury of peace and mindfulness from the country’s agrarian tradition. With all of the luxurious attention to detail you expect from the Aman family of resorts, Amankora Punakha also captures the essence of Bhutan by focusing on serenity over excess.

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Accessed by crossing a suspension bridge over the Mo Chhu, Amankora Punakha is centered by a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse built by a former Je Kempo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan). This quaint, three-story structure with its preserved vegetable dye wall paintings is now a reception area with a dining room, traditional altar room, a courtyard for alfresco dining and a tea pavilion.

Eight suites, located in three rammed-earth dwellings, are situated in an orange orchard with views across the rice fields and back up the Punakha Valley. The suites are identical to the design of the suites at Amankora Paro, featuring wood paneled interiors, a traditional bukhari, king-size bed, terrazzo-clad bath, day bed, shower and vanities. Suites are individually heated during the cooler winter months and air-conditioned in the summer months.

Meals are served in communal style in the farmhouse, with a selection of traditional Bhutanese or international dishes, all prepared with the freshest ingredients. A tea pavilion in the courtyard of the summer palace serves local teas and homemade sweets, a perfect afternoon treat amid the lovely landscape.

A cozy library with daily newspapers allows you to stay in touch, without disturbing your peace, or peruse their collection of Bhutanese art books.

To complete your journey to inner peace, be sure to allow time for a holistic spa treatment. Just beyond is the Spa with two treatment rooms, a steam room, changing areas and a yoga/meditation room.

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