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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
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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

If you come to goverment...

If you come to goverment office, should be surprise of thier strick rules on the board.You must wear formal dress when you visit to the office! You can't visit absolutry in sandle! then you should...
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Kartann
Sep 08, 2002

The bhutanese are quite...

The bhutanese are quite religious people so try to learn little about how to behave in their country. This in order to avoid insulting the people and their religion. People often had some special...
Narviking
Aug 25, 2002

Prayer Flags inscribed with...

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...
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billus
Aug 24, 2002

Uniqueness!

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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mamtap
Oct 30, 2013

Dry meat

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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boasnovas
Jan 29, 2010

National outfit

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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boasnovas
Jan 29, 2010
 
 
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Chewing betelee

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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boasnovas
Jan 29, 2010

Festivals

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.
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ziger
Feb 12, 2005

Turning and Turning

Praying wheels outside a temple, turn turn turn...It's just like what they believe in the reincanation of lives...
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illa
Oct 28, 2004

Turning and Turning

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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illa
Oct 28, 2004

Bhutanise lady wear...

Bhutanise lady wear traditional cloth KILA. This is a piace of cloth, so it is hard to wear for foreigner.
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Kartann
Sep 08, 2002

Red wash identifies this...

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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billus
Aug 24, 2002

Popular Cities in Bhutan

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Thimphu

Thimphu Dzongkhag
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Paro

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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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ozalp

"Falling in love with a country"
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tremendopunto

"BHUTAN - the last true illusion of the Himalaya"
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GrumpyDiver

"Bhutan"
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ziger

"Land of the Thunder Dragon"
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illa

"Into the Last Himalayan Buddhist Kingdom"
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