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 […]

Bhutan -1 deployed into low earth orbit

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Wednesday, August, 15th,2018 in News. No Comments

Bhutan’s first satellite CubeSat Bhutan-1 was deployed from International Space Station (ISS) into the low earth orbit yesterday. This comes after the release of Bhutan-1 along with CubeSats of the Philippines and Malaysia into ISS on June 29. Officials of the information and communications ministry gathered once again at the ministry’s conference hall yesterday. Live-streamed […]

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, […]

Thangtong Gyalpo – the Great Bridge Builder of the Himalayas

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

Although many accomplished Buddhist yogis have lived and meditated in Bhutan over the centuries, none, perhaps, have left such a visual and practical legacy as Thangtong Gyalpo. Known as Chakzampa (the Bridge Builder), he was born in the latter part of the 14th century in Upper Tsang, Tibet. Thangtong Gyalpo was a colourful and hugely […]