Hotel Samdenchholing

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In a fairy tale

A travel blog entry by slobodanka

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Today I felt like we were in the middle of a fairy tale.
There once was a tiny kingdom, high up in the mountains surrounded by big powerful countries. The country was so small with so few cars that they didn't even have to have any traffic lights. The people were poor, but they loved their king and their traditions .......

Got up early to witness important rituals that are part of the Paro Festival. We opted ...

Paro

A travel blog entry by mlsmalcolm

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... and as the horses had gone back we had to walk all the way down, by the time we we ached the bottom my knees felt like they were going to explode. All in all it took over five hours but it was well worth it.

To finish the day we went and visited a burnt down Dzong which had great historic value to the Bhutanese but although it was only a short distance we struggled to walk and encouraged our guide to give up for the day and take us back to the ...

Hike to Taktsang Monastery

A travel blog entry by bubblyb23

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... There are no cameras or phones allowed. We make our way around the caves or rooms. Each of the rooms are ornate and decked out with images of the Buddhist deities and fresh offerings of food and money. Each of the rooms smell of incense and there are always butter lamps glowing. It is hard not to be overcome with the spirituality of this place given the effort it takes to see such a sacred Monastery in real life. The statues are all covered in gold, the paintings are well ...

Shake your Bhutan...

A travel blog entry by gmeetstheworld

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... 19 year old female security guard was not amused. She did everything but squeeze my Nepals. (Ba-doop-boop) Every single one of us was subjected to the same thing. It was quite the conversation piece as we were boarding the plane. Most people were good humored about it. It was just very odd. Thank god I didn't cram those nunchucks I almost bought yesterday...

I was rather glad to leave Kathmandu. It was another place that I'm glad ...

THE LAST LEG OF OUR TOUR

A travel blog entry by c2miller

... on numerous occasions to defend the Paro valley from invasions from Tibet. Now, like most dzongs, it houses both the monastic body and district government offices, including the local courts. The dzong is built on a steep hillside and comprises several buildings and courtyards.

AFter a bit of souvenir shopping in Paro town it was on to our hotel, dinner and an early night in readiness for our big walk up to the Tiger's Nest Monastery the next ...

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