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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' …
... are in use today. Paintings and statues are very old and precious.
We stopped for lunch and then spent time walking around Old Town. We happened on an archery finals tournament so watched that for a while. Archery is a national pastime for Bhutan. They even sent a team to the last Olympics.
We returned back to the hotel for the traditional tea and cookies and reviewed speeches and geography and demographic information with our guide.
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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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