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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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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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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...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Popular Cities in Bhutan

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Thimphu

Thimphu Dzongkhag
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Paro

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