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Tiger’s Nest
Tiger’s Nest

From a distance, Bhutan's most iconic building seems to float, weightless, halfway up a sheer cliff-face, 900 meters (3,000 feet)...

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Trashichodzong
Trashichodzong

Standing proudly on the western bank of the Wang Chhu a few kilometers north of central Thimphu, Tashichho Dzong looks...

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Simply Bhutan Museum
Simply Bhutan Museum

A “living” museum, Simply Bhutan is an initiative of the Bhutan Youth Development Fund that aims to increase young Bhutanese...

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Royal Textile Academy
Royal Textile Academy

Intricately patterned wild silk kiras from Lhuentse hang alongside rough nettle fiber cloth from Zhemgang in Bhutan's excellent Royal Textile...

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Centenary Farmers Market
Centenary Farmers Market

On the banks of the Wang Chhu, near the picture-perfect Kundeyling Bazaam footbridge, stallholders weigh out shiny purple onions and...

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Takin Preservation Center
Takin Preservation Center

Hidden in a fold of the forest-draped hills high above Thimphu, a herd of takin make their home in the...

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National Institute of Zorig Chusum
National Institute of Zorig Chusum

Zorig Chusum refers to the thirteen traditional arts of Bhutan. At the National Institute for Zorig Chusum in Thimphu, students...

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Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory
Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory

In a simple one-story building in Thimphu's southern suburbs, rough natural fibers are extracted from the bark of two species...

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Bhutan Postal Museum
Bhutan Postal Museum

Established in 2015 to commemorate the 60Th birth anniversary of the fourth Druk Gyalpo, the Bhutan postal museum offers to...

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Buddha Dordenma
Buddha Dordenma

High up in the hills overlooking Thimphu, dawn light glints off the Buddha Dordenma's golden face as he gazes into...

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Central Traffic Circle
Central Traffic Circle

Thimphu's main traffic circle, where Norzin Lam intersects Chhoten Lam near Clock Tower Square, offers a fun, only-in-Bhutan peculiarity that...

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National Memorial Chorten
National Memorial Chorten

On the western side of Thimphu's Memorial Chorten, a row of wooden platforms sits in the long grass. Each has...

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Weaving Center
Weaving Center

At the southern end of Thimphu's town center, Bhutan's finest fabrics are produced in a simple one-story workshop with unfinished...

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Phajoding
Phajoding

Worshippers breathe heavily in the thin air as they leave snowy footprints in clockwise circles around each chorten. Rooks caw...

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Tamchoe Lakhang
Tamchoe Lakhang

The iron links of a suspension bridge creak and sway underfoot; above, prayer flags flap lazily in the breeze. Below,...

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Punakha Dzong
Punakha Dzong

Standing proudly astride the confluence of the Mo Chhu and Po Chhu (the Female and Male Rivers), Punakha Dzong is...

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Punakha Suspension Bridge and Villages
Punakha Suspension Bridge and Villages

Behind Punakha Dzong stretches the Punakha Suspension Bridge, the longest of its kind in Bhutan. The bridge connects the dzong...

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Chimi Lakhang
Chimi Lakhang

After the monsoon rains, the terraced fields around Chimi Lhakhang turn a vivid shade of green as rice grows and...

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Chelela Pass
Chelela Pass

Chelela Pass, the highest point on Bhutan’s Dantak roads, crests at 3988 meters (roughly 13,000 feet) above sea level. The...

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Dochula Pass
Dochula Pass

In 2004, Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck commissioned 108 chortens in Dochula, the pass between Thimphu and Punakha. These...

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Gantey Goemba
Gantey Goemba

Gangtey Goemba sits on the crest of a hill, overlooking majestic views of the Phobjikha Valley. Quite appropriately, its name...

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Kamsum Yullay Namgyal Chorten
Kamsum Yullay Namgyal Chorten

Follow the Mo Chhu upstream from Punakha Dzong, and the gleaming apex of the Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten will soon...

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Pelela Pass
Pelela Pass

A picturesque mountain pass connecting the beautiful valleys of Ura in Bumthang and Sengor in Mongar. Standing at an altitude...

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Trongsa Dzong
Trongsa Dzong

While sunlight disappears early from the deep valleys around Trongsa, the last rays linger on the dzong's sheer white walls,...

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Mebar Tsho
Mebar Tsho

Towards the lower end of the Tang Valley, the tumbling waters of the Tang Chhu slow and widen at the...

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The Archery Grounds
The Archery Grounds

Situated a few meters away from Paro town and next to the Royal Palace, Paro Archery Ground is ideally located...

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Kila Goemba
Kila Goemba

Kila Goemba in Paro stands true to its Sanskrit translation, ‘the spiritual dagger that subdues all negativity’ as it stands...

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Lamper Royal Botinical Garden
Lamper Royal Botinical Garden

Every year, when the season for rhododendron flowering comes around, Lamperi Park erupts with blossoms of all imaginable colors. In...

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Kurjey Lhakhang
Kurjey Lhakhang

It also remains one of the country's most important religious sites - thanks to its intimate connection with the revered...

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Bumthang Brewery
Bumthang Brewery

On the eastern bank of the Chamkhar Chhu is Bumthang's uniquely picturesque "industrial zone." Along with workshops producing delicious cheese...

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Chendebji Chorten
Chendebji Chorten

Situated between Trongsa and Bumthang, the uniquely beautiful Chendebji Chorten is a welcome sight as you near the heart of...

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Jambay Lhakhang
Jambay Lhakhang

In the atmospheric darkness of Jampa Lhakhang's inner kora, the golden outlines of a thousand finely painted Buddhas glimmer in...

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Yathra Weaving Center
Yathra Weaving Center

Outside Zungney’s Yathra Weaving Center at the eastern end of Bumthang's beautiful Chumey Valley, strips of traditional woolen yathra hang...

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Ura Monastery
Ura Monastery

On the walk down from the Ura La pass, the footpath winds through pine forests and across lush pastures dotted...

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Tamshing Lhakhang
Tamshing Lhakhang

Outside Tamshing Lhakhang, groups of monks run through time-honored steps in the sunshine as they prepare for the annual Tamshing...

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Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking

The rugged, mountainous landscape of Bhutan lends itself well to both on-road or off-road mountain biking and the sport is...

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Kayaking and Rafting
Kayaking and Rafting

The crystal clear rivers of Bhutan are one of the kingdom’s best kept open secrets. Fed by the glacial-melt of...

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