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Aman Does Social Work

Amankora Bumthang, an international luxury hotel, is making a big difference to the community through its social service activities.

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Tarayana

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.

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Global Recession Effect Bhutanese Tourism

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.

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Free Thai Visa for Tourists

In an effort to lure visitors, the Thailand government is exempting the tourist visa fee for foreign nationals including Bhutanese visiting Thailand.

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Trekking Horses Die in Nabji Korphu

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.

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Commercialize Culture?

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.

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Bamboo Artist

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 […]

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Information For International Media During the Coronation

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

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Dragon’s Gift at the Rubin Museum of Art

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.

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Consecration Ceremonies of the Gangteng Sang Ngak Choling

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.