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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
 
Full-Day Tour of Ulaanbaatar With Museum and Black-market
"This full-day tour of Ulaanbaatar showcases the best of the city known as the “Da Huree - Big Town.” You will kick off their morning with a stop at Chinggis Khaan Square where they will get an up-close look at the statue of the former leader on you will journey to Gandan Monastery which was constructed as an homage to the Buddhism in Mongolia. Travelers can wander the grounds of the Bogd Khan's summer palace which dates all the way back to 1770-1920! The historic halls are lined with decorative turtle shell inscribed with the names of the queens and his followers. Five impressive courtyards with paths once reserved for the Emperor of the palac the black-market is closed on Tuesday you will tour the Kharkhorin market instead. Enjoy a traditional Mongolia lunch
From $75.00

More Local Customs in Bhutan

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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boasnovas
Jan 08, 2016

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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HasTowelWillTravel
Dec 01, 2010

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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HasTowelWillTravel
Dec 01, 2010

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...
ozalp
Jul 08, 2009

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...
ozalp
Jul 07, 2009

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...
ozalp
Jun 12, 2009
 
 
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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...
ozalp
Jun 12, 2009

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...
ozalp
Jun 12, 2009

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...
ozalp
Jun 12, 2009

Facts of Bhutan

Capital: ThimpuGovernment: Constitutional MonarchyKing: Jigme Khesar Namgyel WangchuckLanguage: Dzongkha (means "the language spoken in Dzongs")Population: Around 750.000Gross national income:...
ozalp
Jun 12, 2009

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...
ozalp
Jun 12, 2009

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...
ozalp
Feb 20, 2009

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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tremendopunto
Sep 10, 2006

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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illa
Oct 28, 2004

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

Things to Do

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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"Bhutan"
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"Land of the Thunder Dragon"
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"Into the Last Himalayan Buddhist Kingdom"
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