One has to travel to Thimphu to get a nail. Getting timber is almost a three-day walk and, even if all these raw materials are in place, getting a contractor is again a problem. Add lack of money to the list and what we have is the 400-year old Lingzhi Dzong slowly turning into ruins.
One of Bhutan’s major tourist attractions, the National Museum, housed in Paro Ta Dzong, will re-open only in 2015. The Ta Dzong suffered major structural damage during last year’s earthquake, rendering it inaccessible to the public for safety reasons.
Your dream trip to Bhutan only takes shape once you have paid your local tour operator or travel agent who will arrange everything for your visit to Bhutan. Most tour operators will insist on full payment upfront, and rightly so as per the tourism guidelines laid by the government.
Poor conditions of public toilets in Bhutan continue to irk visiting tourists. The condition of existing public toilets in Bhutan has been questioned not only by tourists, but locals as well, over the years. It is still common today to find public toilets in a mess, clogged with sticks and stones, and with no running […]
Druk Air, Bhutan’s National airline says that while chances of domestic airfares coming down are slim, more expensive international airfare hikes in 2012 are unlikely.
Bhutan boasts of having 26% of it’s total geographical land area under protected area networks which is the highest in Asia. Amongst others, the Royal Manas National Park (RMNP) is one of the oldest protected area in Bhutan and shares a porous border with India’s Manas National Park and Tiger Reserve. With an area of […]
Bhutan is considered a safe haven for the globally endangered Black Necked Cranes as their winter roosting grounds.
Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan with area of 2,067sq.km. Thimphu is also the name of the surrounding valley district. With a population of 104,214(2010), Thimphu Bhutan’s largest city. Thimphu is located at an altitude of 2320 m. / 7656 ft.
Ludlow’s Bhutan Swallowtail which is found only in Bhutan has been announce by the Cabinet as the National Butterfly of Bhutan. The Ludlow’s Swallowtail butterflies are found in Tobrang, a remote part of the Bumdelling Wildlife Sanctuary, Trashiyangtse, in the eastern region of the country.
While tourists from all over the world visit Bhutan for cultural, environmental and other reasons, an old suspension bridge is the magnet that attract Indian tourists from the states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh to Jomotshangkha in Samdrup Jongkhar. Popularly known as Bhairab Kunda, because of a lake at the edge of the rock where […]