Amankora Punakha is set in sparkling verdancy east of the Dochu La Pass and just north of the resplendent Punakha Dzong. 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).
Situated a short drive north of the impressive 17th-century Punakha Dzong and Puntsho Pelri Palace, Amankora Punakha is accessed by crossing a suspension bridge over the Mo Chhu (Mother River).
A short walk or drive takes guests to the large compound designed around a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse. This was built by a former Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan) as a residence to oversee the surrounding rice paddies and fruit orchards. The quaint, three-story structure with its preserved vegetable-dye wall paintings is now the combined common guest area. The Dining Room is situated on the ground floor, and the upper floors offer intimate relaxation areas and a traditional altar room for prayer and meditation. The Courtyard of the farmhouse is suitable for outdoor dining and relaxation during Punakha’s temperate months. Adjacent to the Courtyard is a Tea Pavilion that was once the kitchen of the summer palace. Beyond this is the two-story Spa which provides a yoga/meditation room on its upper level with open views of the surrounding rice paddies, and two private treatment rooms, a steam room and changing areas on the lower level.