Local traditions and culture in Bhutan

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    Prayer Flags inscribed with...

    by billus Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Prayer Flags inscribed with Buddhist scripture flutter til they rot. But don't let them touch the ground- they should rather be burned.

    Buddhists plant these flags outside their homes and places of spiritual practice for the wind to carry the beneficient vibrations across the countryside.

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    Uniqueness!

    by mamtap Written Oct 30, 2013

    Special architecture of the Monasteries around the Country (Bhutan) give the Country an unique style and fame. Bhutan is successful in preserving the Teaching and the power of Buddhism.

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    Dry meat

    by boasnovas Written Jan 29, 2010

    It is a local custom to but beef to dry hanging on a line outside the house. Later I ate dryed meat and found very tasty.

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    National outfit

    by boasnovas Written Jan 29, 2010

    It is mandatory,but only for bhutanese, to wear their national clothes to enter the temples and dzongs. It is a very elegant outfit.

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    Chewing betelee

    by boasnovas Written Jan 29, 2010

    It is a national custom to chew betelee leave with a pice of betelee nut and some spices. They do it all day long. I tried some ... different:)

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    Festivals

    by ziger Updated Feb 12, 2005

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    Bhutan is a Buddhist country. If possible try to attend a religious festivals (Tsechu) for one day. You will see Bhutan in its most beautiful colours.

    Black hat dance young men rehearsing ritual dance
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    Turning and Turning

    by illa Written Oct 28, 2004

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    Praying wheels outside a temple, turn turn turn...

    It's just like what they believe in the reincanation of lives...

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    Turning and Turning

    by illa Updated Oct 28, 2004

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    It's their custom, it's their life, to turn around the holy places again and again, hour after hour, day after day, year after year...

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    Bhutanise lady wear...

    by Kartann Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Bhutanise lady wear traditional cloth KILA. This is a piace of cloth, so it is hard to wear for foreigner.

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    Red wash identifies this...

    by billus Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Red wash identifies this structure as a holy building. One must walk about it in clockwise direction. I mistakenly went counter-clockwise to my shame and the immediate admonishment of locals.

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