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Explore Queen Of Hills Day Tour in Darjeeling
"Get picked up from your hotel early in the morning at 4:30 am meet your expert local guide and drive to Tiger Hill. Keep your camera ready as we start early for you to catch the perfect Sunrise on Tiger Hill the highest point in the region. Capture the vastness of Mt. Everest and Mt. Kanchenjunga as the first rays of rising sun touch the snowy hills of the Eastern HImalayas. Let your guide help you understand local legend and stories of the place.Fro take a small trek uphill to visit the Sinchel temple dedicated to Hindu Goddess Durga. Located in the middle of the forest the temple has it's own charm and is often flocked with devotees. Return from the hill top and en route take a quick stop at Ghoom Monastery one of Darjeeling’s oldest Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. Visitors come to catch the glimpse of 15-foot tall statue of Buddha and the huge oil lamps that keep burning throughout the year.Proceed to visit the War memorial of Darjeeling
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Private Day Tour in Xining
"At 9:00am your guide will meet you at your hotel lobby. Then you will be driven to Kumbum Monastery which is 16 miles (25 kilometers) from Xining. Kumbum is one of the six biggest Tibetan Monasteries. The founder of Yellow Hat Sect Tsongkhapa was born and grew up here before he went to Lhasa. You will view the Stupas Teaching Hall...etc. The amazing Butter sculpture exhibition in the monastery will definitely impress you. Afterwards you will be transferred to a local restaurant for lunch. Then you will be transferred to Dongguan Mosque in Xining that is the biggest mosque in Xining with traditional Chinese architecture and very different from Arabic style. You guide will take you for a visit at a local market near the mosque where you can see
From $89.00
 
Half- Day Potala Palace Tour from Lhasa
"Your local guide will meet you in your hotel lobby then take a taxi with you to the Potala Palace.On this half day tour you will spend half day on exploring the highlights of the Tibetan capitol the Potala Palace. The exotic structure stands 13-stories-high and contains more than 1000 rooms. The palace is divided into two sections. The White Palace which was built in the mid-17th century provided living quarters for the fifth through the fourteenth Dalai Lamas. From the White Palace pilgrims climb to the central Red Palace
From $102.00

More Local Customs in Bhutan

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Incense burn

Notice those structures made to burn incense in every house or monument. this is a very tradicional structure and it is suppose to bring good things to the house. A kind of a grass is burnt inside and...
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The betel habit

Betel is a commonly-consumed (well, chewed) nut in Bhutan, as with a good portion of SE Asia. It is a hard nut containing a mild narcotic that is chewed with a pepper leaf (or other, depending on the...
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Savor the Flavors

Bhutan has a cuisine that is distinct for the country. If you are to enjoy Bhutan, trying the local flavors are, in my opinion, a must. Two things that Bhutanese have with nearly every meal is cheese...
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Local architecture

In Bhutan, houses generally have 3 floors, and the last floor under the roof have no walls. People use this last floor for drying vegetable, hay etc. Traditional materials for building are wood, mud...
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Tea

I didn’t see how they made it but tea of Bhutan is similar to Turkish tea. As a tea addict, I prefer coffee in my travels, especially in Europe, because I couldn’t find tea as I like in my trips. But...
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Betel nut

I didn’t notice this one at first. Then our guide told us and I started to see them everywhere. There were lots of person chewing something and their mouths (teeth, lips, tongue) were all red. It is...
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Divine Madman

This man is the reason of the "weird" decorations of houses in Bhutan.Divine Madman was Drukpa Kunley (1455-1529) and he was a wise and religious man. But he was a little bit crazy and one day he came...
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Archery

We saw people doing this sport but we were on the bus and couldn’t watch the games.Archery is the national sport of Bhutan. Their bows and arrows are traditional, and their rules, too. They shoot...
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Eat some “ema datshi”

We had an amazing guide in this trip. She is great in relations and has many intimate friends in the countries we visited. In Bhutan, our local guides knew that she loves hemadatsi (or ema datshi, or...
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Facts of Bhutan

Capital: ThimpuGovernment: Constitutional MonarchyKing: Jigme Khesar Namgyel WangchuckLanguage: Dzongkha (means "the language spoken in Dzongs")Population: Around 750.000Gross national income:...
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Chilies

The most important ingredient of “ema datshi” is pepper and Bhutanese people use it as both vegetable and spice. You can see roofs covered with pepper in autumn. When they dry under the sun, they will...
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Shiny happy people

You are in a country which measures gross national happiness. Please, don’t wander around with long faces and blue mood here. You know the population, one person matters. Smile in Bhutan and raise the...
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Decorative religious paintings on housewalls

No, it is no cheap porn graffitti! It is a housewall decoration you can find everywhere in Bhutan - it is part of the religious belief! A Bhutanese explained it to me like this (if I got him right - I...
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Turning and Turning

In mountains, people build this kind of constructions to host a praying wheel. When the creek comes down through it, it naturally brings the wheel turning, in a clockwise way...And the lection is...
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Popular Cities in Bhutan

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Thimphu

Thimphu Dzongkhag
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Paro

Paro Dzongkhag
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Top Hotels in Bhutan

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, PO Box 524, Thimphu, Bhutan
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Valley View Drive, paro, Bhutan, 1000, BT
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P.O.Box 236, Thimphu, Bhutan
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PARO, Paro, PA 999999
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Phenday Lam downtown 11001
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Balakha Chento Geog, Near Drugyal Dzong Paro, PARO
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Top Things to Do in Bhutan

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Hike to the Tiger's Nest also called the Taktshang Monastery

The Tiger's Nest, locally known as the Taktshang Monastery, stands on a vertical cliff-face in Paro, Bhutan. A trip to Bhutan could be considered incomplete if you don’t visit this monastery, which...
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"Falling in love with a country"
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"BHUTAN - the last true illusion of the Himalaya"
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"Land of the Thunder Dragon"
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"Into the Last Himalayan Buddhist Kingdom"
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