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 […]

Visit to the Golden Rock, Myanmar

Among the top three most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Myanmar is the Kyaiktiyo Pagoda on the Golden Rock (the other two are Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon and Mahamuni Pagoda in Mandalay). Located some 200 km away from Yangon in the Mon state, the 24 ft pagoda has been built on a granite rock. Painted […]

Indians can now better plan stay in Bhutan

Destination Bhutan has adopted a different strategy altogether that gives top prominence to its environmental sustainability and happiness of its citizens. The guiding philosophy being the ‘Gross National Happiness’ based on sustainable economic development, conservation of the environment, preservation of culture and good governance with the consent of the King.   Damcho Rinzin, Head of […]

The Divine Fertility Temple – Chimi Lhakhang

One of Bhutan‘s best temples and also most unique temples is Chimi Lhakhang which is on top of a hillock, a few kilometers before Punakha. The temple is dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kunley, fondly known as ‘Divine Madman’ because of his non-conventional and ‘outrageous’ style of teaching. He was a social critic and openly challenged the hypocrisy of the […]

Make your own stamp in Bhutan

Want to make your own stamp in Bhutan – then go ahead and make your own personalised stamp 🙂 One of the most interesting things that you can do in Bhutan, is to get your own personalised stamps at the Bhutan National Post Office in Thimphu. You can have your personal stamp from Bhutan printed here […]

Paying a Visit to the Happiest Place on Earth

Happiness has been one of the driving factors behind visits to Bhutan since its fourth king came up with “gross national happiness.” According to a new report in Forbes, happiness is still what makes the country so alluring to visitors. “People want to see this ‘last Shangri-La,’ preferably before it changes much more. But that’s not […]