Kaila Choenzem Guest House
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The drive from Throngsa to Bumthang was rather short. But as always, the roads are one winding story. Turn after turn after turn. And a twist on the turn after that. Either going up or going down. Steep. Tall mountains upwards, deep deep valleys underneath. Bhutan driving.
Still, approaching the Bumthang valleys, the road straightend out …
... If I am a demon, I shall die! If I am not, and I am the true spiritual son of Guru Rinpoche, this lamp will continue to burn and I will recover hidden treasures!" That happened, and the place took the name of the Burning Lake. Devout Bhutanese always send a little lamp floating on the water and make a wish.
It is still believed today that people with less sins and spiritual minds are able to distinguish an extraordinary sight in the lake while looking down from a ...
... Looming over the Dzong was the round watch tower which now houses a museum. The exhibits wound up the tower and gave a good overview of Bhutanese history, culture and religion. We are spending the night in the Gangtey valley in the Black Mountains. We are next to the wintering grounds of the black necked cranes. They just arrived in the area a couple of days ago from their summer breeding grounds in Tibet. Tomorrow we will walk over to the observation deck at 5:15 AM to see ...
... of the population lives in poverty. However, rather than focusing exclusively on the production/acquisition of goods, the country has emphasized national happiness based on four pillars:
1. Preservation of the environment
2. Sustainable social and economic growth
3. Preservation of culture
4. Good government
In an effort to preserve the culture, a national style of architecture has been mandated. All new ...
... very welcome , we were advised by the locals of a few customs that they adhere to
, when the royal couple arrived and walked through the village , there was complete
silence , which is there way of showing respect , this was a unique once in a lifetime
We stayed 2 days in Kolkata on the return journey to england , and that was
another experience , to say the least .
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Nice courtyard guest house. Nice rooms, good service and cool locations
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