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    Visit a Local Bar

    by illa Updated Aug 14, 2006

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    Although the whole country is an "off the beaten path", we did find some others that were not shown by tourist guides.
    There aren't a lot of "bars" or "pubs" in Bhutan, however, in Bhumtang, we saw a lot of houses marked with "Bars". One day we had pretty much free time before dinner, we decided to get into one of the bars. To our surprise the whole bar was a shop with some seats and a TV set. All people were sitting to the direction of the TV, so did we. We ordered some local tea and watched Indian TV with them.

    It was fun and relaxing.

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    Gaza hotsprings

    by ziger Updated Jan 23, 2005

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    A nice thing to do is a visit of one of the hotsprings you find in Bhutan. Especially in autumn and winter is is a wondeful experience that can be combined with a trekking.
    Do not expect a spa infrastructure - what you will find at the most are square wooden basins 3 by 3 meter. There is no medical support. It reminded me of the prints of european medival baths.
    To Gaza hotsprings local people come from all over country.

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    Chimi Lhakhang - Temple of Fertility

    by Mantus Written Jun 26, 2004

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    Near Metshina on the way to Punakha is Chimi Lhakhang, a temple where couples go for help with fertility. The hike will take you through fields and up the side of a hill. Once inside you can receive a blessing for a small offering. Great view from the top!

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    When you visit Bhutan you...

    by Narviking Written Aug 25, 2002

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    When you visit Bhutan you should not only visit the towns but also the countryside. It is wonderful with beautiful nature and several places you will be shocked to see were there are buildings... Some places people need ropes to get to their houses and food was lifted up by ropes too. THE PHOTO: MUM AND SONAM IN COUNTRYSIDE NEAR THIMPHU.

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    Monastery near Thimpu

    by thumbelina2 Written Jan 20, 2006

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    I arrived here just before some VIP monks so they had laid pine needles on the path. It was so picturesque and smelt wonderful.

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    Indigenous Hospital Thimphu

    by ziger Written Jan 23, 2005

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    If you are interested in traditional medicine ask your guide to take you to the indigenous hospital.

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