1. Khamsum Yulley Temple- Punakha
  2. Bhutan – Spiritual and Wellness
  3. Adventure in Bhutan
  4. Paro
  5. Punakha
  6. Dochula Pass
  7. Eastern Bhutan
  8. Central Bhutan
  9. What is Thongdrel?
  10. Western Bhutan
  11. KUZU ZANGPO LA!
  12. Why I love my King
  13. Reasons Why You Should Visit Bhutan
  14. I lie close to the earth
  15. Pring which I enjoy
  16. Mirror of my soul
  17. Would I could describe
  18. Heaven and earth seem from it would
  19. Presence of the Almighty
  20. However a small line roasted parts
  21. Was it possible to quietly
  22. The day signs man image
  23. About the blind texts almost era
  24. Irmament itself vernicari
  25. There’s still some hope
  26. Lesser without forth seed
  27. Image abundantly spirit
  28. It is a paradisematic country
  29. Upon have of were
  30. Night sixth beginning
  31. Lesser whose made
  32. Be created subdue
  33. The coast of the Semantics
  34. So after spirit divided abundantly
  35. I must explain to you
  36. Supplies it with the necessary
  37. Our power of choice
  38. She hasn’t been rewritten
  39. Dragged her into their agency
  40. Where they abused her
  41. Nothing the copy said could
  42. Heaven it in so upon
  43. To take a trivial example
  44. Said could convince her and
  45. Around and return to its own
  46. Regulari quam li existent
  47. Plants are noticed by me
  48. Simple and regular than
  49. Came from it would have been
  50. It va esser tam simplic quam
  51. Pityful a rethoric ques
  52. If several languages coalesce
  53. Where they abused her for their projects
  54. When I hear the buzz
  55. Temporibus autem quibusdam
  56. The new common language
  57. One together forth
  58. Beginning forth created
  59. Li nov lingua franca va esser
  60. Abundantly after together
  61. Pronunciation more common
  62. She reached the first hills
  63. To achieve this would
  64. I neglect my talents
  65. At solmen va esser necessi
  66. It va esser tam simplic
  67. His saying herb heaven
  68. Made our you may
  69. She packed her seven versalia
  70. The headline of Alphabet Village
  71. Form itself creepeth
  72. Heaven and earth seem
  73. Gathering one fish moveth
  74. Midst darkness creeping
  75. The blind texts it is an almost
  76. Donec mollis hendrerit
  77. I should be incapable
  78. It showed a lady fitted
  79. Place and supplies the necessary
  80. I must explain to you
  81. Plants are noticed by me
  82. Hath were you beast
  83. Their pronunciation and their most
  84. Dominion winged good
  85. Expound the actual teachings
  86. Unknown plants are noticed
  87. Grammar resulting language
  88. It is a paradisematic country
  89. Nullam accumsan lorem
  90. Land you’re beast
  91. Then they are still using her
  92. Ut enim ad minima veniam
  93. Could refuse to pay expensive
  94. Multiply signs female
  95. Fusce ac felis sit
  96. Maecenas vestibulum mollis
  97. Could impress upon paper
  98. Set let dominion which
  99. Second thing male living
  100. Deep isn’t saw you
  101. Night earth good
  102. The office assistant
  103. Her for their projects again
  104. Heaven and earth seem
  105. Where it came from it
  106. A small river named Duden flows
  107. Lor separat existentie
  108. When darkness overspreads
  109. Then she continued her way
  110. From signs light great
  111. My soul is the mirror
  112. It is a paradisematic country
  113. He must have tried
  114. Into the belt and made
  115. Cum soluta nobis est eligendi
  116. The breath of that universal love
  117. I’ve got the money
  1. Khamsum Yulley Temple- Punakha
  2. Bhutan – Spiritual and Wellness
  3. Adventure in Bhutan
  4. Paro
  5. Punakha
  6. Dochula Pass
  7. Eastern Bhutan
  8. Central Bhutan
  9. What is Thongdrel?
  10. Western Bhutan
  11. KUZU ZANGPO LA!
  12. Why I love my King
  13. Reasons Why You Should Visit Bhutan
  14. I lie close to the earth
  15. Pring which I enjoy
  16. Mirror of my soul
  17. Would I could describe
  18. Heaven and earth seem from it would
  19. Presence of the Almighty
  20. However a small line roasted parts
  21. Was it possible to quietly
  22. The day signs man image
  23. About the blind texts almost era
  24. Irmament itself vernicari
  25. There’s still some hope
  26. Lesser without forth seed
  27. Image abundantly spirit
  28. It is a paradisematic country
  29. Upon have of were
  30. Night sixth beginning
  31. Lesser whose made
  32. Be created subdue
  33. The coast of the Semantics
  34. So after spirit divided abundantly
  35. I must explain to you
  36. Supplies it with the necessary
  37. Our power of choice
  38. She hasn’t been rewritten
  39. Dragged her into their agency
  40. Where they abused her
  41. Nothing the copy said could
  42. Heaven it in so upon
  43. To take a trivial example
  44. Said could convince her and
  45. Around and return to its own
  46. Regulari quam li existent
  47. Plants are noticed by me
  48. Simple and regular than
  49. Came from it would have been
  50. It va esser tam simplic quam
  51. Pityful a rethoric ques
  52. If several languages coalesce
  53. Where they abused her for their projects
  54. When I hear the buzz
  55. Temporibus autem quibusdam
  56. The new common language
  57. One together forth
  58. Beginning forth created
  59. Li nov lingua franca va esser
  60. Abundantly after together
  61. Pronunciation more common
  62. She reached the first hills
  63. To achieve this would
  64. I neglect my talents
  65. At solmen va esser necessi
  66. It va esser tam simplic
  67. His saying herb heaven
  68. Made our you may
  69. She packed her seven versalia
  70. The headline of Alphabet Village
  71. Form itself creepeth
  72. Heaven and earth seem
  73. Gathering one fish moveth
  74. Midst darkness creeping
  75. The blind texts it is an almost
  76. Donec mollis hendrerit
  77. I should be incapable
  78. It showed a lady fitted
  79. Place and supplies the necessary
  80. I must explain to you
  81. Plants are noticed by me
  82. Hath were you beast
  83. Their pronunciation and their most
  84. Dominion winged good
  85. Expound the actual teachings
  86. Unknown plants are noticed
  87. Grammar resulting language
  88. It is a paradisematic country
  89. Nullam accumsan lorem
  90. Land you’re beast
  91. Then they are still using her
  92. Ut enim ad minima veniam
  93. Could refuse to pay expensive
  94. Multiply signs female
  95. Fusce ac felis sit
  96. Maecenas vestibulum mollis
  97. Could impress upon paper
  98. Set let dominion which
  99. Second thing male living
  100. Deep isn’t saw you
  101. Night earth good
  102. The office assistant
  103. Her for their projects again
  104. Heaven and earth seem
  105. Where it came from it
  106. A small river named Duden flows
  107. Lor separat existentie
  108. When darkness overspreads
  109. Then she continued her way
  110. From signs light great
  111. My soul is the mirror
  112. It is a paradisematic country
  113. He must have tried
  114. Into the belt and made
  115. Cum soluta nobis est eligendi
  116. The breath of that universal love
  117. I’ve got the money

Paro Dzong with view of Paro town at the back

Paro valley extends from the confluence of the Paro Chhu and the Wang Chhu rivers at Chuzom upto Mt. Jomolhari at the Tibetan border to the North. This picturesque region is one of the widest valleys in the kingdom and is covered in fertile rice fields and has a beautiful, crystalline river meandering down the valley.

Paro Valley

Accentuating the natural beauty are the many elegant, traditional-style houses that dot the valley and surrounding hills. Paro town has been growing rapidly in recent years and there are plenty of restaurants, bakeries and cafes to choose from. One of the distinctive features of Paro town is that it is situated in a flat valley bottom and follows a grid-like pattern. The central plaza is adorned with a large prayer wheel and a small amphitheater at which events such as concerts are often organized.

Paro Town

Visitors often spend several days in Paro as there are over 155 temples and monasteries in this area, some dating as far back as 14th century. Among them is the temple that is considered Bhutan’s most iconic landmark Taktsang Monastery, the Tiger’s Nest. This awe-inspiring temple was constructed upon a sheer cliff face, hundreds of meters above forests of oak and rhododendrons and the valley floor. Dzongdrakha Temple and Kila Gompa are secondary examples of cliff-side temples that are also located in Paro Dzongkhag.

Paro International Airport

The country’s first international airport is located in Paro. Due to the close proximity of the airport and the many historical and religious sites in the region there are a large number of luxurious, high-end tourist resorts in Paro.

Paro is also home to the National museum. The museum is set in Paro Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower that now displays hundreds of ancient Bhutanese artifacts and artwork including traditional costumes, armour, weaponry and handcrafted implements for daily life. The collection at the National Museum preserves a snap-shot of the rich cultural traditions of the country.

Drugyel Dzong

Another site worth visiting Paro is Drugyel dzong or The Fortress of the Victorious Bhutanese. This dzong was constructed by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646 to commemorate his victory over marauding Tibetan armies. Though the fortress was destroyed by fire in 1951, the ruins remain an impressive and imposing sight.

The Paro Tshechu is held every spring and is one of the most colorful and significant events in Paro Dzongkhag (district).

The mask dancers at the Paro Tsechu

The Tsehchu is considered a major attraction and people travel from neighboring districts to participate in the festivity. Early in the morning on the last day of the celebration the monks display a gigantic thangkha (embroidered painting) , the Guru Throngdel, inside the dzong. Thongdrols are especially impressive examples of Buddhist art and never fail to amaze viewers. They are considered so sacred that simply seeing a Thongdrol is said to cleanse the viewer of sin.

The Tiger’s Nest Temple.

17th Century Tiger’s Nest Temple

Taktsang Lhakhang is Bhutan’s most iconic landmark and religious site. The name Taktsang translates to “The Tiger’s Nest”. This temple is one of the most holy sites in the kingdom and clings impossibly to a sheer cliff face 900 hundred meters above the Paro Valley.
It was first built in 1692 at a cave where Guru Rimpoche meditated in the 7th century A.D. Legend states that Guru Rimpoche flew to the site atop the back of a tigress and meditated in the cave for 3 years, 3 months, 3 days and 3 hours in order to subdue evil demons residing within it. The cave has been considered a sacred site ever since and many famous saints have travelled to meditate in it.

Taktsang Lhakhang is located approximately 10 km north of Paro town at an altitude of 3.120 meters. In order to arrive at the temple visitors must trek for around 2-3 hours through beautiful, shady pine forests. No trip to Bhutan would be complete without a visit to this remarkable heritage site.

 

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