The one image of Bhutan that captures the outside world imagination of the so-called Last Shangri-La on Earth , it is none other than the Taktsang Lhakhang or the Tiger’s Nest Monastery. The image of a monastery perched high above a vertical cliff is not only a sight to behold, it ignites imagination about a […]Read more "The Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang Lhakhang), Bhutan"
All travel to Bhutan starts and end in the town of Paro, for here it is where the only airport in the country is located. Watching the airport landing and taking-off from a designated viewpoint along the highway seems to be the favorite past time among locals and of great interest to a lot of […]Read more "Paro, Bhutan (Kyichu Lhakhang, Rinpung Dzong)"
A large population of Bhutanese society still reside in rural regions and to truly experience the traditional culture and the wonderful nature that this country is blessed with, a travel to rural Bhutan is a must. Like so many other visitors with limited time to venture out far north or maybe do a Jomolhari trek, […]Read more "Gangtey, Bhutan (Gangtey Goempa, Phobjikha Valley)"
If there is one picturesque image of Bhutan that I am looking forward to see in person is the Druk Wangyal Chorten. Situated atop of the 3,050 meter Dochula Pass , a mountain pass that connects the city of Thimphu and the eastern part of Bhutan, the 108 chortens or stupas commissioned by Her Majesty […]Read more "Dochula Pass, Bhutan (Druk Wangyal Chorten)"
I woke up to a misty morning, when the mountains and the rice fields are all blanketed by fog, but as the sun comes out and then everything clears up, what reveal underneath is one magnificent view. The warmer climate on a winter season, the majestic Punakha Dzong, the fast flowing river, the golden rice […]Read more "Punakha, Bhutan (Chhimi Lhakhang, Pho Chhu Suspension Bridge)"
With the surrounding mountains, the fast flowing river and the perfect blue sky, the view of Punakha Dzong from afar is arguably the closest to a post-card perfect image that Bhutan has to offer. Strategically located at the confluence of the Pho Chu River (Father River) and Mo Chu River (Mother River), it can be […]Read more "Punakha, Bhutan (Punakha Dzong)"
Home to about 100,000 residents, including the Royal family, Thimphu, the largest and the capital city of Bhutan has to be one of the most interesting city in the world. Situated at an elevation of 2,320m, at the western central of Bhutan, Thimphu defies the typical expectation of what a city is supposed to be. […]Read more "Thimphu, Bhutan (The Capital City)"
For my second day in Thimphu, we are supposed to do the usual Tango/Cheri Monastery Hike as written on our pre-arranged itinerary , but it seems that my guide Namgay has something else in mind. Instead of doing the usual round, he suggested for us to visit a different monastery and take a different route […]Read more "Thimphu, Bhutan (Changangkha Lhakang, Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park)"
2016 is quite an uneventful year for me- I travel less, I blog less, I work more, I sleep more, I worry more. I was stuck in a daily grind of living or not living at all, that I basically forgot somehow the things that I used to enjoy and find myself often in moments […]Read more "Thimphu, Bhutan (National Memorial Chorten, Thimphu Dzong)"