Ap Jigme Heritage Farmhouse

Located in the Talo gewog within Punakha district, Ap Jigme Heritage Farmhouse is a 200-year-old, three-story structure that used to be a palace. Zhabdrung Jigme Dorji's mother's palace, to be precise. Now this huge place has 16 guestrooms, accommodating two people in each. The owner and his wife live in the farmhouse with their child, and everyone, guests and householders, eat meals together. As in olden days, cows and horses are kept on the property. The owner makes homemade versions of the popular ara liquor (he loves to share it and show his guests how to make it), and is happy to arrange dancing and singing by locals for his guests.