Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Park in collaboration with Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) will organise a 2-day takin festival in Tsharijathang, Gasa, in June this year.
Bhutan has paintings that are exquisite in quality and technically sophisticated, according to experts, who also said that the paintings that date back from the 16th to 19th centuries, were largely unknown and unrecorded in the west.
Penises painted on houses or suspended from rooftops in Bhutan are larger than humans.
Trongsa Museum, also called the Museum of Monarchy in the Tower of Trongsa, Trongsa Ta-dzong, holds in trust for the nation, a collection of art and antiquities from ancient and living Bhutanese cultures. Housed in one of Bhutan’s architectural landmarks (Ta-dzong), the collection is one of the finest in existence, spanning centuries of human history on […]
Once a year a Dzong or an important village may hold a religious festival called a Tsechu. Villagers from the nearby villagest come for several days of religious observances and socializing while contributing auspicious offerings to the monastery of the festival.
Under a warm spring sun, and dressed in their finest ghos and kiras, Parops, pilgrims, and an almost equal number of tourists, celebrated the first day of Paro Tsechu, witnessing sacred dances performed in the cobble-stoned courtyard of the Paro Rinpung Dzong.
As we welcome the year of the Tiger, the new year is not about roaring celebration. It instead calls for more conservation actions.
The World Monument Fund (WMF) on Tuesday announced that Phajoding monastery in Thimphu has been enlisted as one of the five endangered cultural monuments that need most help in the world.
The sacred Thimphu Drubchen (popularly known as Thimphu Dromchoey) was performed today at the Thimphu Tashichhodzong. The sacred masked dance is dedicated to appeasing the protecting deity of Bhutan, Pelden Lhamo.
Thimphu Drubchen and Thimphu Tshechu are just around the corner. Thimphu Drubchen is on 24 September, and Thimphu Tshechu on 28, 29 and 30 September. These festivals which take place in the Thimphu Tashichhodzong, is a major tourist attraction in the fall.