Amankora Bumthang, an international luxury hotel, is making a big difference to the community through its social service activities.
It was my maiden visit to the Land of Thunder Dragon, Bhutan, and the day before heading to live in a remote village. Immersion exposure to rural poverty had by then become an indispensable feature of my official itinerary everywhere.
With the global economic recession showing no signs of slowing down and countries like USA and Japan worst hit, the Bhutanese tourism industry has seen its tourist arrivals drop by more than 30 percent in just under a year.
In an effort to lure visitors, the Thailand government is exempting the tourist visa fee for foreign nationals including Bhutanese visiting Thailand.
When the government started the Nabji – Korphu eco-tourism trail a few years ago, locals residing along the trail found in horses a source of quick cash inflow.
Thankas (painted scrolls) as wall decorations, religious figures on calendars and T-shirts, and düngs (religious trumpets) as door handles — Bhutanese religious artifacts have found novel functions today.
Sitting on the bamboo floored verandah of his 2 storied traditional house in Kheng Zurphel, Ap Doekha makes containers, baskets and ropes from the tall perennial evergreen bamboo found in plenty around his house. A pioneer in the making of what in Khengkha is called ‘zom’ (a cylindrical milk container), when Kuensel met him, the […]
In order to provide easy and timely access by other broadcasters to BBS footage, Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) will make live coverage of the Coronation on 6, 7 and 8 November 2008, available for free through BBS satellite channel
The sizable lobby and shop area at the Rubin Museum of Art (RMA), on 17th Street of New York’s Manhattan district, was packed with more than 1,000 people the evening of the 17 of September.
The restoration work on the 395 year old Gangteng Sang Ngak Choling (popularly known as the Gangtey Goenpa) in Phobjikha valley has been completed, and an elaborate ceremonies for the consecration of the monastery has been planned.