Wola Gyalpo’s forgotten choeten

By: sonam on Monday, February, 13th,2017 in News. No Comments

Culture: The last rays of the winter sun penetrate through thorny branches and touch a choeten that’s long been hidden under thick foliage. Believed to have been built by Lam Drukpa Kunley in the 15th century, the choeten is today abandoned and forgotten. Grass grows on its roof and bushes have reclaimed its base. Its mud […]

Tour operators skeptical of Bhutan-Korea friendship offer

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Monday, January, 23rd,2017 in News. No Comments

Tourism: Although the Bhutan-Korea friendship offer is expected to benefit the tourism industry during the lean season months, most tour operators remain skeptical of the offer. Tour operators expressed dissatisfaction over the offer saying the industry was not consulted and that they did not receive prior information, as was the case with the Thai and […]

Tamchog Chakzam (Iron Chain Bridge)

By: sithar on Monday, December, 5th,2016 in News. No Comments

According to the biographical notes in the History of Bhutan, Thangtong Gyalpo erected a bridge across the Paro Chhu (sPa gro chu) to Tamchog (gTam chos) by 1433. The successors of the first Chakzampa built a Lhakhang at Tamchog, the Tamchog Gonpa (gTam chos dgon pa). In 1969, the iron suspension bridge was destroyed by […]

Bhutan: Happy grow lucky

By: sithar on Friday, November, 18th,2016 in News. No Comments

THE national sales pitch of Bhutan sounds oddly boastful for a shy mountain kingdom. “Happiness is a place,” it declares. But for the numerologically obsessed citizens of this Switzerland-sized country squashed between India and China, happiness may also be a time. This year happens to be not only the 400th anniversary of Bhutan’s creation as […]

Royal Highlander Festival

By: sithar on Tuesday, August, 23rd,2016 in News. No Comments

Royal Highlander Festival Start Date: 16-10-2016, End Date: 18-10-2016, Location: Laya, District: Gasa The Royal Highlander Festival will be organized in Laya from 16th to 18th October, 2016. Driven by the underlying goal of making the Highlands a vibrant and thriving economy, the festival aims to promote the sustainable livelihood of highlanders; showcase highlander’s innovation; and […]

Bhutan among 5 of the World’s Safest Holiday Destinations

By: sithar on Wednesday, August, 3rd,2016 in News. No Comments

The places below are not only recognised as being some of the safest holiday destinations in the world in general, but most of them have also been recommended for women travelling alone. 1. Bhutan: A great alternative to India and Thailand, Bhutan is a beautiful kingdom located in the magnificent Himalayan mountains. You can find […]