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... the Mo Chu and Po Chu ( the Mother and Father rivers.) It’s official name is Druk Pungthang Decchen Phodrang, or “palace of great happiness.” A dzong is a seat of administration ( it is now the seat of the head abbot of Bhutan) It can also mean fortress, which this clearly was.
There is so much history there, so many pictures which tell so many stories. Detailed ones, at that. My mind was swimming, trying to keep it all ...
Today we visited Trongsa Dzong, built in 1644, which is a spectacular sight being situated at a strategic location on a mountain spur high above the Mangde Chu (river). For centuries the Dzong controlled the east-west trade and the only road or path connecting east and west Bhutan passed through the courtyard of the Dzong. The Trongsa Penlop (governor) was so powerful that he could close off the massive doors of the Dzong cutting off ...
... the Mount Everest fly-by, I don't get the the desire of some to immediately start climbing these imposing geographic guardians (even DH seems to be accepting the notion that any mountain that cannot be climbed without the aid of a walker is probably off our must-do list). Not sure why the sight of mountains immediately motivates all passengers on the plane to crowd over to one side (does a pilot have to compensate for a weight shift like that?), but this was one flight that ended too ...
... a dog follow them. We finally reached the monastery, which is perched on a mountainside with outrageous views. We walked in to the monastery and visited some of the classrooms where students were studying with a teacher. The mood in the room was one of peace. The smell of incense, all students sitting in their monk robes with legs crossed, quietly chanting their prayers and looking at parchment scripture. We were in the back observing and it felt like ...
... cannibalism in Bhutan). The leaf represents flesh, the Areca is bone, the lime brain, and the red juice blood.
Today we visited a number of nearby monasteries and temples. Our first stop was to a 7th century monastery where the Tsechu festival continued. The religious portion of the holiday occurs in the morning with prayers starting in the temple about 4 AM. The service was just finishing up when we arrived at 9:30. After the people filed out, Corrine and ...
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