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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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... important. Strong following of the budist principals. Still very poor, although I don't think as poor as Cambodia for example (just my opinion). I haven't seen any bicycles on the road People travel around either in their small cars, local small taxi buses or they simply walk. While there is a small haze in the air, the air is clear to breath. Similar to Nepal, but not as bad, there is rubbish dropped everywhere. The ...
... chapatti-sabji, parathas and lassi – ok in taste, very basic place.
We headed for Paro at around 11am. We drove through clouds for the first couple of hours – with Bollywood music playing in the background in the taxi, our entry into the hills of Bhutan was quite magical.
We stopped at the Sonam restaurant, at Wangkha Chukha, (with a yellow fašade), for lunch. As we had a very heavy breakfast, we decided to get some ...
Day 1 , 19/07/2014( Fri), Bangkok To Punakha Via Paro
Arrive at Paro airport (2230m) by Bhutan Air departing Bangkok at 0630 hours and
landing at Paro at 1010 hours via Kalkota (just a stopover).
Our guide Kin zang and driver Pema received us.
We started our drive in a comfortable 11 seater van just for ourselves to Punakha/Wangdue (approx.. 5 hours). The drive from Paro to Punakha ...
Descend to the river bed for about an hour and walk along the river bank for about 2 hours before ascending for about an hour to a small pass (Saktenla - 3100 meters) overlooking the Sakten village. From there descend to Sakten about 40 minutes after crossing a small stream. Sakten is at a height of 3000 meters.
We made good time despite the very muddy and slippery trail, taking us just 3 1/2 hours ...
... the crew and we gave them a tip and small whiskey each before driving to the hotel via a few landmarks. Had to laugh at some of the road signs: 'Caution, slow down, accident prone area ahead', the way the Bhutanese drive seems to will an accident, I spend most of the drives with my eyes half closed and gripping the seat as cannot believe how often the overtake on a bend in the road! The driver's beep their horn at the car in front they want to overtake and seem to hope that ...