|Khang Residency at Lower Motithang||Khang Residency with Changangkha Lhakang||Paro Airport|
Entry into the kingdom of Bhutan can be by land and air. There are two entry points at the border from the plains of Assam and West Bengal, India. The border towns of Samdrup Jongkhar in the east and Phuentsholing in the west are the gateway up into the hills.
As the journey by road from these towns to the heart of the nation is lengthy and arduous, the most popular entry is by air. Drukair, the national airline is connected presently to seven destinations, bringing in visitors to Paro International Airport (check flight schedules). Paro is just 65 kilometers away from the capital Thimphu, entailing an enjoyable drive of about an hour.
Khang Residency is most conveniently located between the city and suburbia in Thimphu, a casual stroll in either direction. It is just about five minutes drive up from the heart of the city at lower Motithang, promising a spectacular panorama of the valley in its entirety. To the south, perched on a promontory is Changangkha Lhakhang, one of the most revered Buddhist monasteries. Changangkha Lhakhang is a historical landmark in the capital and can be used for direction to Khang Residency. Upwards, to the west, across lush pine grooves, nestles Phajoding, a popular meditation retreat. Towards the north stands the Dechhencholing Palace, the residence of royalty for decades, against a backdrop of snow-clad mountains.