5 Things you should know about the world’s tallest Buddha statue

1: At 169-feet (52 m), the Buddha Dordenma statue is one of the largest statues of Shakyamuni Buddha in the world. It is made of bronze and gilded in gold and it stands tall and majestic in the Himalayan mountains. 2: It is located atop a hill in Kuenselphodrang and commands a majestic view of […]

Indian Nationals Traveling to Bhutan

Indian nationals planning to visit Bhutan should bring either (1) a Passport having validity of 6 months or (2) a Voters Identity Card, issued by the Election Commission of India. Indian nationals traveling to Bhutan via road (i.e. via Phuntsholing, Bhutan / Jaigong, India), can present their having their passport or voters Identity Card to […]

Celebrating Teachers

Teaching is one of the most noble of professions. As Henry Adams once said, “A teacher affects eternity. He can never tell when his influence stops.” Teachers have the potential to open the minds of young children to a beautiful world of learning and to instill in them a lifelong joy and thirst for knowledge. […]

Special Promotional Offer for Koreans to visit Bhutan (Summer 2017)

    Bhutan and the Republic of Korea will celebrate 30 years of diplomatic relations in 2017 after starting formal diplomatic relations on 24th September 1987. To mark this important year, the Royal Government of Bhutan is pleased to present “Bhutan-Korea Friendship Offer” to the Republic of Korea nationals as part of the celebrations. The […]

Jet Li: My trip to Bhutan

Recently, Jet Li went on a trip to Tiger’s Nest and Dra Karpo, two places that have a rich spiritual history. Tiger’s Nest and Dra Karpo are both prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred sites in Bhutan. The Tiger’s Nest temple complex was first built in 1692, around the Taktsang Senge Samdup cave. The Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated there. This […]

PM of Bangladesh on State Visit to Bhutan

  On the invitation of His Majesty The King, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has arrived in the country yesterday on a three-day state visit yesterday. His Majesty The King granted an audience to the Prime Minister and her family members at the Tashichhodzong. She was escorted in a traditional chipdrel ceremony and presented a […]

Bhutan’s young prince takes first steps

The King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his father, the fourth King of Bhutan Jigme Singye Wangchuck, supporting Bhutan’s young prince Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel in Thimphu on March 11. Prince Jigme, who celebrated his first birthday in February, is pictured standing up for the first time. The photo was taken after a heavy […]

Are Cordyceps grown in Bhutan Magical, Medicinal Mushrooms?

What are Cordyceps? Highlights (1) Cordyceps, or caterpillar fungus, is used in traditional Chinese medicine. (2) It’s potential benefits include antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer effects. (3) Cordyceps species infect insects. It can’t infect humans. Cordyceps made international headlines after Chinese runners decimated two world records in 1993. According to their coach, the secret to their […]

What is it that makes people happy

I’ve often thought about what it is that makes people happy—what one has to do in order to achieve happiness. 1- First and foremost is good health. If you do not enjoy good health, you can never be happy. Any ailment, however trivial, will deduct something from your happiness. 2- Second, a healthy bank balance. […]

Finding you life’s purpose – Passion

Words by Randy Pausch (1) It is not the things we do in life that we regret.. it is the things we do not. (2) We beat the reaper by living well and fully. (3) The only way to survive eternity is to be able to appreciate each moment. (4) .. if today were the […]