This is a travelers dream destination. This country is not westernize. No McDonalds, Wal-mart or Hard Rock Cafe. Just plain culture! Bhutan is AMAZING and worth every penny that one must pay to visit....
It is quite expensive to go travelling in Bhutan, as the daily tariff is set by the government
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Bhutan is the only place that fullfills my Illusions of the Himalaya. Nowhere else can you find that anymore!
The Royal Textile Museum is an imposing, tall, white, two-storied structure with the traditional curved roof with painted overhangs. Inside, the emphasis is on a minimalist design with a very high roof, giving the impression of spaciousness.As you enter, a shop selling the usual curios is to your right, the reception to your left, the ground-floor...more
Near Kuenga Chhoeling Palace Upper Motithang, Thimphu, Bhutan
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Boddhitsatva=Person who can become truly Enlightened like the Buddha but has decided on his own to to stay back and help others on the path to EnlightenmentChorten=Commemorative monument. Also, ‘stupa’Chu=River or waterDesi=Governors or rulers in outlying provinces during the reign of the Shabdrung dynasty (1651-1905)Drukyul=Druk=dragon. Land of...more
Rinpung Dzong or ‘fortress on the heap of jewels’ was constructed by Gyelchok, the brother of Gyelzom and the son of Phajo Drugom Shigpo, the founder of the Drukpa Kagyupa school in Bhutan. This was in the 15th. century. His descendants, in later years, controlled most of Paro valley. As you exit Paro airport, this fort is to your right atop a...more
I upgraded one night from the government hotels and was so glad I did. While the government hotels...more
Kyichu Lhakhang is set upon a small hill in the Paro valley. Composed of two temples, the first one was built by Songtsen Gampo, the Buddhist Tibetan king sometime in the 7th. Century.Legend has it that a giant demoness which lay across the larger part of Tibet and the Himalayan area was preventing the spread of Buddhism. King Songtsen Gampo built...more
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