It’s now winter but Thinley, a farmer in Trongsa is looking forward to next autumn. Not that he’s particularly crazy about the season, though things may seem nicer then. What he’s excited about is the stream of tourists that the fall delivers.
When you are planning your trip to Bhutan, it is a good idea to be aware of the Bhutanese national holidays. On these holidays, all the government offices and institutions are closed.
There are over 100 indigenous species of fish found in Bhutan out of which 52 have been identified. Officials at the Cold Water Fishery centre at Haa said they were researching the growth of different species of fish. At the moment, the centre is collecting data on the performance and growth of fish in different […]
Bhutan Folk Festival is a unique festival organised by ABTO to showcase the rich traditional heritage of Bhutan. It will take place in Punakha from the 13 – 15 December, 2008.
The Bhutan Folk Festival is organised to commemorate the 100 years of monarchy and to celebrate the coronation of His Majesty the 5th King. The event offers visitors a chance to experience and discover the living tradition and cultural heritage of Bhutan, the last Himalayan Buddhist kingdom.
The Buddhist festivals or Tshechus are one of the prime examples of the living culture of Bhutan that many have come to admire and to treasure. The Tshechu is a festival in honour of Guru Rimpoche, the saint who brought Buddhism to Bhutan and the Himalayan world.
A beaten trail, that passed through Ura to Gayzamchu in Bumthang, was once trodden by villagers from the east to transport goods offered as taxes to local chieftains resident in Bumthang, Trongsa, and Punakha. In the 50s, the people of Ura used the path as a mule track to barter butter, betel nuts, and clothes.
Festivals form an inseparable part of the Bhutanese culture. The Tshechus (festivals) are celebrated for 3 to 5 days in which both monks and laymen take part in the dances.
Bhutan is an ornithologistís paradise with over 640 bird species of which 16 species have been identified as being globally threatened, according to Bird Life International, the eastern and the central part of the kingdom like Zhemgang are reputed to be among the best birding spots in Asia.