Punakha Suspension bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the world and is believed to have been built by the respected Buddhist monk Thangtong Gyalpo. It has seen its fair share of renovations over the years, but it was once one of the eight bridges that served as a model for many of our contemporary suspension bridges. The hanging bridge is covered in prayer flags all the way around and makes a great location for nature photography and bird viewing, not to mention the thrills it causes when it sways slightly due to the strong winds from the running river below.
The bridge is a 0.5-kilometer walk from the car parking, and it would take about 15 minutes to cross the bridge. The Punakha Suspension Bridge connects the town of Punakha to numerous significant and religious locations that are worth seeing. Nevertheless, the walk across the bridge is an adventure in and of itself.