Hotel Samdenchholing

Paro, Bhutan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Paro

1st day in Bhutan - landed in Paro

A travel blog entry by the_lips on Jul 19, 2014

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... plants

dominate the exotic landscape. On the way down, the road is no longer a real road, but dirt road as they are enlarging it and pulling down sides of the mountain. There was a massive landside in the middle of the road and we got stuck for a while until the digger came to clear it out (see video).

We reached Lobesa and took a short hike to visit Chimed Lhakhang in the valley of Lobesa. ...

The start of our adventure!

A travel blog entry by mrs.khaki on Apr 04, 2014

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... and most musical sounds from my skinny reed and we were all in fits when we realized that a huge flock of Choughs had appeared suddenly behind us. Hundreds of them filling the sky above the temple, swooping and calling, it was like a scene from Hitchcock’s the ‘Birds’ movie! We wondered if all the screeching we made disturbed them!?

Next stop was the ruin ‘Drukgyel Dzong’, built in 1649 and is located here to control the ...

Valentine's at the Tiger's nest

A travel blog entry by jojo-a-lenka on Feb 13, 2014

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... walking sticks we hit the dusty road zig-zagging the steep hill towards our goal.

With countless stops and short of breath we reached the cafeteria in 1hr 15 mins that was only 15 mins behind the schedule (a typical trip is between 6 to 8 hours on foot) Powered up by the first decent view of our destination and two cups of tea with probably eight spoons of sugar we went on still without the horses. The scenery had changed slightly and the pine tree forest turned to some ...

A textile museum?!?

A travel blog entry by russellgibson on Dec 02, 2013

... and staff could request a pat down search of your body. We were the only people in the museums and there was a security guard in each room surveying us closely; and I thought Western culture had paranoid traits.

On our drive back to Paro we stopped at the Rinpung Dzong (fortress of the heap of jewels) and enjoyed the serenity.

The hotel has been excellent; we are staying at a 4 star hotel (previously staying at ...

The approach of a lifetime

A travel blog entry by maggie360 on Oct 21, 2013

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... valley we caught a glimpse of the runway! Too cool! We were so fortunate to have the GPS paths for the appropriate valley. One, that looks wider and more tempting to fly in to, was off our right wing and we could see why a jet many years ago had flown that valley and led to the ban of generally aviation flights until ours this day. Down we went and around the bends of the valley. It's was all so new to me and so much fun. Approaches in Texas just don't hold a candle ...

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