The authorities want to preserve this village as it is, in its traditional medieval form – to attract tourists – but some villagers are not keen on the status quo and are instead pushing for an overall change in the scenario.
Some distance above Ungar village in Metso Gewog in Lhuentse is a curiously tilted ridge which the locals say houses and represents the village’s guardian deity, Phushing Liphung Tsangpo.
Thimphu will be one of the cleanest cities in the world by 2011, assured the prime minister, Lyonchhoen Jigmi Y Thinley.
It is almost midnight. The temperature has dropped to 2 degree Celsius. A large gathering of devotees wait in anticipation huddled near Jampa lhakhang in Bumthang, their eyes on the monastery’s main door.
Having stood as a silent observer of the slowly changing face of northern Paro valley for over half a century, the ruined Drukgyal Dzong has now undergone changes and become a tourist attraction now more than ever. [Read more...]
If walls could speak the Semtokha Dzong would tell fascinating stories of the days when the Bhutanese polity was established, when fact and mythology merged to form Bhutanese history.
70 years old Ap Dago from Paro has never missed the Thimphu Tsechu. This year was his fourth decade of attendance. But this time, his experience has been an altogether different one.