Punakha Dzong, a massive structure at the junction of two rivers built in1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel is 600 feet long and 240 feet wide, with a sprawling 6 –storey rectangular tower. It is the most beautiful and well-known fortress connected with Bhutan’s historical traditions. The valley and Dzong of …..
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 …..
A Bhutanese wedding is much more than a simple exchange of vows and rings. It includes a number of religious rites performed by Buddhist monks and lamas. This represents the importance of the bond between a husband and wife (or partners). The wedding ceremony is a blessing for a lifetime …..
"Gross National Happiness is far more important than Gross Domestic Product” – His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuk, the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Over the years, Bhutan has cultivated a unique approach to development with its national philosophy anchored on the principle of Gross National Happiness (GNH), which was promulgated as the …..
“Bhutan is determined to be guided by the values and priorities that have helped it to remain a unique country in a rapidly changing world” “Gross national happiness is a profound message to the world today, a world where people are said to have lost their souls in the chase …..