TCB to regulate mass tourism

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Thursday, June, 6th,2019 in News. No Comments

The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) has come up with a draft strategy to address the issue of mass tourism, foreign minister Dr Tandi Dorji said at a press conference last week. Lyonpo, who is also the chairman of the third tourism council, said the issue has also been discussed in the cabinet. “The Prime Minister has […]

Aaron Bayard wins Tour of the Dragon

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Thursday, September, 6th,2018 in News. No Comments

At the ninth edition of Tour of the Dragon, an annual one-day mountain biking race in the country, Aaron Bayard from America recorded the best time at 11 hours and 11 minutes since 2015 on Sunday in Thimphu. It took more than 50 minutes after Aaron Bayard for Norbu, a local biker, to reach the […]

Lyonpo Kinzang Dorji is Swiss Honorary Consul

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Friday, August, 3rd,2018 in News. No Comments

Coinciding with the 727th national day celebrations of Switzerland, the office of the Honorary Consul of Switzerland was opened in Thimphu yesterday. Former minister Kinzang Dorji, who has been serving as the president of the Bhutan-Switzerland Society, was appointed the first Honorary Consul. The relationship between the two countries flourished from the friendship between Her […]

His Majesty visits Goensho Tshamkhang

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Thursday, July, 26th,2018 in News. No Comments

His Majesty The King yesterday visited the Goensho Tshamkhang, a retreat for elderly people built under His Majesty’s People’s Project in Wangsisina, Thimphu. The retreat, completed in June, currently accommodates 19 inhabitants who are recipients of His Majesty’s Gensho Zhabto Kidu. The recipients of the Gensho Zhabto Kidu are senior citizens who do not have […]

His Majesty offers a statue at Busa Wangdue Goenpa

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Tuesday, July, 3rd,2018 in News. No Comments

His Majesty The King offered a statue of Tertoen Dorji Lingpa to Busa Wangdue Goenpa of Sephu gewog in Wangduephodrang on June 30. Busa Wangdue Goenpa was founded in the 17th century by Tashi Tenzin, the heart son of Tertoen Dorji Lingpa. His Majesty also granted tokha to the people of Sephu. His Majesty is […]

Lhakhang Karpo consecrated

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Wednesday, June, 20th,2018 in News. No Comments

The people of Haa valley came together on June 16 to celebrate the consecration of Lhakhang Karpo, the bastion of the valley’s revered guardian deity, Ap Chhundu. For the people of Haa, the grandeur of 120-year old lhakhang was elevated to its formal glory after waiting for more than eight years. Lhakhang Karpo Invoking blessings […]

Bhutan once again makes its entry on list of 100 Sustainable Destinations

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Tuesday, March, 6th,2018 in News. No Comments

Bhutan has been nominated for the ‘World’s Sustainable Destinations Top 100 Awards,’ this year. Of 100 destinations selected, Bhutan has been listed among the top sustainable destinations in Earth category for the first time. The award function will be held in Berlin, Germany on Wednesday (March 7). Officials from the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) said, […]

Bikers from home bag Tour of the Dragon titles

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Thursday, September, 7th,2017 in News. No Comments

Despite losing time in replacing his flat tyre in Trongsa, Sonam still finished first completing the 268km-race in 12hrs and 37mins on September 2. The three-time champion, popularly known as the “Son of Dragon” bagged  yet again the title of one of the world’s toughest biking races, “Tour of the Dragon”. Since winning the title […]