Punakha is a widely popular tourist site among travel enthusiasts and nature lovers. The valley being located at an elevation of 1,200 meters has warm and hot climatic conditions and offers serene beauty with its green fields, Dzong and towering citadels. Punakha is also famous for its 17th-century fortress and its ancient way of cultivating rice. The valley is situated at the junction point of two primary rivers the Bhutan, Pho and Mho Chuu Rivers. Punakha is also known for hosting Punakha Domchoe, a festival that demonstrates horsemanship and swordplay.