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... roads with no pavement to be seen. Washouts seem to be commonplace and the pavement, when there is any, is about the width of a car and a half. Big trucks hauling heavy equipment from India squeeze past us forcing our tires to the edge. On one corner a gravel truck sat with two of it's 8 tires in mid air. The driver had built a fire to warm him as he waited for help which may or may not reach him. The narrow, twisty switchbacks took us up to an elevation ...
Phobjika is a long way from Bumthang, so another long day in the bus.
On the way to we came across an archery competition. It was fascinating. The target was 145 metres away and there was a great cheer whenever someone hit the target. As we watched one of the teams finished and they were obviously the winners since they did a wonderful victory dance (called the Happy Dance). The archers who did hit the target also received coloured pieces of material to hang ...
... the destination, the Tiger’s Nest, is far beyond reach. We stopped at the midpoint, where we had our break and a cup of hot tea. The view of the temple from the midpoint in my opinion was breathtaking, but it still looks far away from where I standing. I was on the verge of giving up, as both of my legs were in great pain, but all my life, I have always stood by this quote by a great man, Winston Churchill, quoting “if you’re going through ...
... between eastern and western Bhutan. Trongsa Dzong is the ancestral home of Bhutan's royal family. The first two hereditary kings ruled from this dzong and tradition still dictates that the crown prince serve as Trongsa Penlop before acceding to the throne.
On the hill above the Dzong is a watch tower called the Ta Dzong which has been converted to a National Museum. The watch tower was built to guard the main Dzong and to ...
... a good half hour listening to the monks chant with drum and horn accompaniment. It was mystical.
Then it was on to a new temple - beautiful and elaborate - built 7-8 years ago by the Queen Mother. Next stop -- an 8th century temple where the Guru Rinpoche meditated. This and the first temple of the day are considered to be the most sacred places in Bhutan. (BTW, there are only small 7th and 8th century parts in both temples.) In the back of the ...
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