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.
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.
The rare and endangered White-bellied Heron, spotted mainly along the Punatsangchhu basin in Punakha, might, after all, have a protected home.
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.
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.
When you are planning your trip to Bhutan, it is a good idea to be aware of the Bhutanese national holidays. On these holidays, all the government offices and institutions are closed.
48 years ago, a 10-year-old girl weaves a kira. She keeps it as an heirloom for 44 years. Now 55, she wears her prized kira.
Thimphu will be one of the cleanest cities in the world by 2011, assured the prime minister, Lyonchhoen Jigmi Y Thinley.
The Honolulu Academy of Arts (HAA) has gifted a video archive of over 300 hours of high-definition footage on chham (Buddhist ritual dances) to the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs yesterday at the National Library, Thimphu.
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 […]