The World Monument Fund (WMF) on Tuesday announced that Phajoding monastery in Thimphu has been enlisted as one of the five endangered cultural monuments that need most help in the world.
Thimphu Drubchen – 2009
The sacred Thimphu Drubchen (popularly known as Thimphu Dromchoey) was performed today at the Thimphu Tashichhodzong. The sacred masked dance is dedicated to appeasing the protecting deity of Bhutan, Pelden Lhamo.
Thimphu Drubchen and Thimphu Tshechu are just around the corner. Thimphu Drubchen is on 24 September, and Thimphu Tshechu on 28, 29 and 30 September. These festivals which take place in the Thimphu Tashichhodzong, is a major tourist attraction in the fall.
Zhiwa Ling is a fully Bhutanese owned luxury hotel in Paro. As a goodwill gesture from Zhiwa Ling, the professionals of the tourism industry (in Bhutan) were invited to spend the Saturday night (11 July) at their beautiful 45-room property in the upper reaches of the lush Paro valley. Such gestures are much appreciated. Thank […]
Paro is a wide and beautiful valley, lush and green with rice grown abundantly. Owing to the fertile valley, farmers in Paro are comparatively better off than the farmers elsewhere. Double story Bhutanese farm houses richly painted is a common scene in Paro.
Punakha is one of the lowest lying valleys in the Kingdom at an elevation of 1,350m. With its temperate climate, this valley is the market garden of the country. Produce grows year round and many Bhutanese reside here during the colder winter months. Punakha has an interesting history. It was in Punakha, the first hereditary Monarch, King Ugyen Wangchuck was enthroned on 17 December 1907. Punakha served as the winter capital till 1955 and Punakha Dzong continues to be the winter residence of the Central Monk Body.
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.
Kishu Thara In Khoma
Khoma is colourful with kishu thara. All Khoma women and girls weave – young girls weave simple pieces, and older ones weave kishu thara.
Haa – The Western Frontier
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.
Dhur Tsachu and Gangtey Trek
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.