Travel Blogs from Bumthang
... for possible invasions. The restoration was carried out by an Austrian team. The state of the art displays focus on Buddhist art and the history of the monarchy. The tour started with an audio visual presentation which was very informative. There are several floors displaying statuary and royal memorabilia.
Then it was a fairly long drive (3.5 hours) over 2 passes to Bumthang and the town of Jakar, then a further 7 km to our ...
... cranes. Misses were equally taunted by the opposing team. As the match wears on, the drinking leads to increasingly raucous behavior. On occasion, the contestants will pay women to dance (traditional dances only) the day away as well. Archery and its pageantry is a very important tradition for people in Bhutan. We watched the game for over an hour being impressed by their ability to shoot and have fun (the beer seemed to help keep the fun spirit going). ...
... is a small cave where the there is a body imprint in the stone of where the Guru rested. Finally, we made our way to temple designed by Terton Pema Lingpa back in the 15th century. Terton Pema Linga was a first rate treasure hunter, that is, he found a lot of the teachings (the treasures) hidden by the Guru centuries before.
One of the unexpected pleasures of traveling with Roger and Nancy are the spontaneous Qi Gong sessions that can occur ...
... happy Bhutanese people.
Arriving in the capital of Thimphu on our first day, we were immediately welcomed by the humble race that are the Bhutanese. As we strolled the streets, it was peaceful, even though there was plenty of people around, well for Bhutan that is.
A nation of around 660,000 people, these shining, happy Bhutanese displayed a massive contrast to their overpopulated neighbours of India and China. With a ...
... we were last here) and then on to Bhaktapur, a suburban slum. We were enjoying a beer overlooking the square when here comes a parade. Complete with water buffalo and goats for sacrifice. Town running short on meat. You're probably asking why we came here and by this time the thought did cross our minds. Couldn't get to Bhutan any sooner, no surprise flights all booked. Fortunately the Everest beer was good (not as good as Tsingtao ...
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Other places to stay in Bumthang
Jakar Village, Bumthang | Hotelfrom $70