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Palace Uma Paro Bhutan

Bhutan is located in the extraordinary Himalayan region. Landlocked and predominantly comprised of
mountains, rivers and forests; to the south lies India, with Tibet to the north. The topography is
dramatically varied, featuring pine-clad valleys, terraced hills and towering, snow-tipped mountain
ranges with impenetrable heights.

Monasteries cling to cliffsides and rivers snake through valleys.  Orchards line their banks. Villages and towns are unspoilt, and the economy almost exclusively rural.

The entire nation is Buddhist, and retains deep respect for religious tradition. The hotel is located on a 38-acre site atop a gently sloping tree-clad hill, overlooking the town of Paro
in the valley below.

The rich Paro valley is one of the main cultural centres of Bhutan situated towards its western border. It is also where the nation’s only airport is located, with flights to Bangkok, Calcutta, Delhi, and Kathmandu, serviced by Bhutan’s national airline, Druk Air.

Thimpu is  the capital. Bumthang lies towards the east, and Punakha at the country’s centre.   Uma Paro is located a 10 minute drive from the airport at Paro