Travel Blogs from Paro
Today we will be seeing the sights of Thimphu and then heading back to Paro. I was up early for breakfast then downstairs waiting for Pem and Numguy to arrive. I wandered over the road and found a archery site. Archery is the National Sport of Bhutan. There were many men getting ready to commence a tournament. It was the most unusual thing I have …
Jokertrekker stayed here on Feb 13, 2013 during their trip titled: To the Realms of the Buddha and the Thunder Dragon. Nepal, Bhutan, Rajasthan and Mumbai. Feb 2013.
Jokertrekker stayed here on Feb 12, 2013 during their trip titled: To the Realms of the Buddha and the Thunder Dragon. Nepal, Bhutan, Rajasthan and Mumbai. Feb 2013.
Journey to the Tiger's Nest
The highlight of Paro was the hike to the Tiger's Nest (Taktsang Monastery), a monastery built into the side of a steep cliff high in the mountains. The only way to reach the Tiger's Nest is by foot or pack animal along a winding, worn dirt path strewn with animal feces and mud. To the Buddhists here, the Tiger' …
... with knees up to their chins. Pretty funny... especially when they joined us for dinner later! Dinner was a traditional meal for festive occasions complete with butter tea and aka (rice wine that tastes like pure alcohol). We were joined by our guide and driver as well as the Australians and a couple from Bali. It was great fun. Bhutan is a country in transition. There is still a great love for tradition, for their country ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsOlathang Hotel Paro
The hotel is high on the hill above Paro. It looks like an old style fort or house. The room are all heated and have traditional painting inside. There is no Wifi in room but it available free of charge at reception and bar.
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