Goede and Tharpei Lam pedestrianised

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Thursday, January, 31st,2019 in News. No Comments

Two of the busiest lanes near the Zangtopelri lhakhang in Phuentsholing, Goede Lam and Tharpei Lam, are closed for traffic giving residents and visitors to the busy town a breath of fresh air. The roads were closed for traffic since January 24. The move was considered after the new three-storied multicar parking was opened on […]

Bhutan Airlines receives the second airbus319

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Tuesday, August, 7th,2018 in News. No Comments

With the arrival of the second Airbus 319 on August 4 in Paro, the Bhutan Airlines now has a fleet of two aircraft. Two Airbus 319 are on lease for four years. Bhutan Airlines signed the lease agreement for two airbuses with AerCap, a global leader in aircraft leasing and aviation finance on September 28 […]

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 […]

43 days in Bhutan

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Friday, June, 15th,2018 in News. No Comments

Chuck Reed arrived in Bhutan in May to better understand the country and Buddhism. Five years ago, the 66-year-old American from West Virginia stumbled on a Netflix movie about Bhutan. It was the name Bhutan that had him watch the movie. And he figured where his next destination would be. Reed stayed in the country […]

His Majesty on tour of Wangduephodrang

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Thursday, June, 14th,2018 in News. No Comments

His Majesty The King and officials join the farmers working in their paddy fields in Changkha, Gasetsho Gom gewog in Wangdue yesterday. Their Majesties are on a tour of Wangduephodrang dzongkhag.The onset of monsoon, when paddy saplings must be transplanted, is the most important time of the year for Bhutanese farmers. The work is strenuous […]

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, […]