Nestled between India and China, Bhutan is one of the most exclusive countries in the world and a real treat for tourists who can get in. From quaint farming villages to magical forests to mountains where yetis supposedly live, Bhutan is a place which has escaped the civilized touch of the rest of the world.
Khoma is colourful with kishu thara. All Khoma women and girls weave – young girls weave simple pieces, and older ones weave kishu thara.
Officials from the The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) will visit Haa next week to discuss a proposal submitted by the representatives of the people of Haa to develop tourism in their dzongkhag.
The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) has identified 2 additional trekking routes in, Wangduephodrang and Bumthang. The Dhur Tsachu in Bumthang, and Gangtey Trail in Wangduephodrang, TCB said, would give tourists both natural and cultural visiting experience.
A powerful snowstorm on February 25 blew away roofs of more than 50 houses, school buildings and a veterinary clinic in Merak, Trashigang.
Punakha Drubchen is from the 3 – 5 of March, followed by the Punakha Tshechu from 6 – 8 of March, 2009. These important historical and religious festivals are held every year around this time of the year in the Punakha Dzong. Check out the links below for some useful information on these two festivals.
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.
My visit to Ungar in Lhuentse was one of the best experiences of my journalistic life. The trip was refreshingly different. It was a trip with the Secretary of Gross National Happiness Commission to one of the farthest and poorest villages in Bhutan.