The last surviving potter of Gangzur

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Monday, May, 21st,2018 in News. No Comments

Pottery making, one of Bhutan’s traditional crafts, is on the verge of extinction. In Gangzur in Lhuentse, the fate of this ancient tradition rest in the hands of Tshewang Choden. 60-year-old Tshewang Choden is the last surviving potters in Gangzur, a village that was once known for pottery making. Tshewang Choden began learning the art […]

Thousands attend K-Pop concert

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Wednesday, June, 21st,2017 in News. No Comments

The fans poured in thousands at the Changlimithang stadium in Thimphu hours before the first ever K-pop concert began. Scorching mid-day sun and drizzle in the evening did now deter the crowd. Nor the disappointment over the cancellation of four bands that had confirmed to perform earlier. It was a long wait because the set […]

New measures to improve services at Paro airport.

By: sonam on Monday, February, 20th,2017 in News. No Comments

Service: The Department of Air Transport (DAT) with the information and communications ministry will install a new taxi counter at the Paro International Airport’s arrival terminal starting next month. The decision to have a pre-paid taxi service at the only international airport in the country is based on customer feedback. DAT director Karma Wangchuk said that […]

Several natural resource initiatives launched

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Tuesday, February, 7th,2017 in News. No Comments

Celebration: The first birth anniversary of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck was marked with a large number of launching ceremonies across the country as ministries, dzongkhags, agencies, and communities celebrated the joyous occasion in their own best possible ways. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests launched the much-awaited National Forest Inventory Report. […]

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 […]

The new Cantilever Bridge of Punakha in the Kingdom of Bhutan

By: sithar on Thursday, November, 24th,2016 in News. No Comments

The original roofed wooden cantilever bridge, built together with the Dzong in the 17th century; was washed away by a flood in 1958. The new roofed bridge was an enormous technical challenge as the original bridge had a span of only 35 meters! The new bridge has also been constructed of wood, but now has […]

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 […]

Archery in Bhutan

By: sithar on Monday, August, 29th,2016 in News. No Comments

In the Kingdom of Bhutan, the national sport of archery offers an entertaining spectacle for observers and requires focus, strength and stamina from the competitors. For the archers, tournaments are a means of blowing off steam while preserving their traditional culture. It’s also just good, clean fun. Source: livehappy Experience BHUTAN Differently,       […]

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 […]