‘Facts About Bhutan’ authored by Lily Wangchhuk is a comprehensive book which unveils all there is know about Bhutan. A maiden venture by a Bhutanese, it reveals amazing facets about the country and provides a holistic picture of the many delightful and incredible aspects of this little known Kingdom.
With the historic coronation event only 2 weeks away, a festive ambience has begun to set in and the fever has crept beyond the capital to other districts in the country.
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 Buddhist festivals or Tshechus are one of the prime examples of the living culture of Bhutan that many have come to admire and to treasure. The Tshechu is a festival in honour of Guru Rimpoche, the saint who brought Buddhism to Bhutan and the Himalayan world.
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.
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.
His Majesty the fourth Druk Gyalpo and thousands of devotees celebrated the consecration of the restored Gangteng Goenpa (Gangtey Goenpa), an important centre of the Peling tradition and a landmark in Bhutan’s spiritual history.
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.
A beaten trail, that passed through Ura to Gayzamchu in Bumthang, was once trodden by villagers from the east to transport goods offered as taxes to local chieftains resident in Bumthang, Trongsa, and Punakha. In the 50s, the people of Ura used the path as a mule track to barter butter, betel nuts, and clothes.