Member Tsho is one of the sacred pilgrimage sites of Bhutan where Pema Lingpa found the treasures hidden by Guru Padsambhava and thus became a terton, a ‘discoverer of religious treasures’. The importance of this site is indicated by the extensive array of prayer flags and the small clay offering …..
Chimi Lhakhang is situated on a hillock in the centre of the valley, is dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley, who in the late 15th century used humour, songs and outrageous behaviour to dramatize his teachings and due to this also known as ‘Divine Madman’. This temple is also known as …..
A magical and memorable day begins with a drive up the peaceful Do Chhu (river) Valley, up a rough track past tiny hamlets to the trailhead. Deep in ancient forest we follow the rushing course of the Do Chhu deeper into this remote and untouched valley – very few foreigners …..
Taktsang Monastery, popularly known as the Tiger’s Nest temple is the Bhutan’s most famous monastery perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley. According to legend, Guru Padsambhava is said to have flown on the back of a tigress from Singye Dzong in Lhuntse to meditate …..
Dochu La Pass (10,130ft/3,088m) is one hour drive from Thimphu and on a clear day, one can get a good view of the Eastern Himalayas, including Bhutan’s highest mountain, Gangkar Punsum, 24,770ft/7,550m and the following peaks (left to right): Masagang (7,158m), Tsendegang (6,960m), Terigang (7,060m), Jejegangphugang (7,158m), Kangphugang (7,170m), Zongaphugang …..
To see the rare national animal of Bhutan. Takin is a vulnerable species with the sum of the subspecies on the engendered list. It is a rare animal found only in Bhutan, Nepal, Burma and China. This animal is chosen as the national animal of Bhutan for its uniqueness and …..
Bhutan is having largest and tallest statue of Lord Buddha. Perhaps it will also become the eight wonder of the world. The 51m (169ft) Buddha Dordenma made of bronze, symbolizing indestructibility, will be overlooking the capital city of Bhutan. The statue will accommodate 100,000 statues of eight-inch and 25,000 statues …..
National Memorial Chorten (Stupa) was built in 1974 in memory of the Third King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. It is monument for world peace and prosperity. The paintings and statues inside the monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy.
Thimphu has been the capital of Bhutan since 1955. It is the centre of government, religion and commerce. The harmonious mix of modern development with ancient traditions makes it a unique town. It is homes to the civil servants, expatriates and the monk body and maintains a strong national character …..