While on a recent photographer’s cross-country tour of Bhutan, my wife and I were enjoying the early morning panoramic view of the Tang valley, just after erecting our personal prayer flags. This was a magical place for us, and we had come to experience the unique culture without any expectations of seeing much wildlife.
Bumthang Dzongkhag Administration and Tamshing monastery in Bumthang will be conserving the ‘Nye Doe’ or religious rocks, of treasure discoverer Tertoen Pema Lingpa in Kawlaypang.
Bumthang, considered by the Bhutanese as the spiritual heartland of Bhutan, has some of the most ancient and precious Buddhist sites. The age-old indegenious traditions are very much alive, and it is a unique example of original Himalayan culture which adds to the number of distinctive priceless assets of Bhutan. Bumthang is a must-vist destination […]
About 26 different festivals are held in Bumthang every year. The Tenda Tshechu of Kharchu Dratshang is one of them. It is one of the most auspicious and unique festivals in Bumthanhg.
Along the Chamkhar Chhu river in Bumthang, the Wangdichholing Palace rises from the Jakar valley floor, surrounded by the verdant colors of the region’s rice fields.
The proposal to build a golf course in Ura, Bumthang, has been rejected by the government. The golf course has been rejected on grounds that it would affect community grazing activity in Shingkhar, and the water supply of a hydropower unit in Ura. A government agency found that almost the entire golf course would be […]
In Bumthang, the members of the Beekeepers’ Association of Bhutan are busy harvesting honey around this time of the year. This is the first harvest of the year. The second lot of honey will be harvested in September.
Bhutan has paintings that are exquisite in quality and technically sophisticated, according to experts, who also said that the paintings that date back from the 16th to 19th centuries, were largely unknown and unrecorded in the west.
Bumthang is located in north-central Bhutan, and is comprised of 4 valleys: Chumey, Choekhor, Tang and Ura. Their altitudes vary from 2,600 metres (8,530 feet) to 4,000 metres (13,125 feet). Jakar in Choekor valley is main center of the Bumthang district.
Amankora Bumthang, an international luxury hotel, is making a big difference to the community through its social service activities.