Swiss Guest House
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- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Non-smoking rooms
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Travel Blogs from Bumthang
... bird' because when the lamas assembled in about 1549 to select a site for a monastery, a big white bird rose suddenly in the air and settled on a spur of a hill, an important omen. The Dzong played an important role as the fortress of defense of the whole eastern Dzongkhags ( districts) and also became the seat of the first king of Bhutan.
We wandered up the Chokhor / Bumthang Valley along the Bumthang Chuu river, bought ...
... the "old" main road it was back up to Kiki La at 2,860m and our picnic lunch stop amongst the thousands of prayer flags most on poles in varying condition of wear and tear. I suppose that you would have gathered by now that I am fascinated by prayer flags!
With blue skies, cotton wool like clouds, a wide open valley with fields and houses dotted around, passing through the settlement of Chhume with its 2 schools and a rarity in Bhutan …. a long 500 m stretch of straight road with speed humps of course, this valley did feel ...
... a different world.
Stopped at the Thokmed Yeshe Handcraft & Yathra Production Centre but none of the weavers and dyers were in action.
Then up and over the 2,860 m asl Kiki La and down into the Chokhor Valley. In the distance ...
... the road: cows, dogs, people with baskets on backs, monkeys, goats, and yaks.
Phobjihka Valley is famous for the Black Necked Cranes who come there for the winter from their breeding grounds in the high Tibetan plateau. The sheltered valley with it's wetlands for foraging perfect for a lower altitude winter escape. Listed as vulnerable they are revered in Buddhist traditions and culturally protected. A medium sized crane, it is approx. 139 cm (55 in) ...