Zhiwa Ling, Bhutan
Take in the beautiful architecture of a traditional Bhutanese
guesthouse whilst enjoying the best of modern day amenities and
technology at Zhiwa Ling.
Set in 10 acres of land, in the Paro Valley, the hotel is
perfectly located to discover all that the area has to offer,
whilst ensuring an authentic Bhutanese experience. Hand-carved
wooden cornices and stunning stonework decorate the building,
whilst the all-Bhutanese staff offers impeccable service
Take in breathtaking views from your room's private balcony or
venture out on a trek into the pine forests. Hike to the famous
Tiger's Nest monastery, which clings to the cliff face, or visit
the local community temple for views of the sacred mount Jumolhari.
More stunning views can be found at Dzongdrakha, a village
precariously built into the rock face, where the majority of male
residents are monks.
Those looking to relax will enjoy the hotel's spa, which offers
traditional outdoor hot-stone baths alongside a sauna and steam
room. Take part in Buddhist meditation classes with accomplished
monks in Zhiwa Ling's dedicated meditation house or visit the 2nd
floor temple, created using 450-year-old timbers from the famous
The hotel's two restaurants, Lingka and Gawa, offer a variety of
contemporary international cuisine and traditional local dishes,
whilst the Mad Monk Bar offers guests the chance to try local beers
and spirits in a cozy and relaxed setting.