Top 5 places that you must visit in Western Bhutan

There are many interesting places that merit a visit in Bhutan. However, if you are in Bhutan for only for a very short duration and do not have to opportunity to venture beyond Western Bhutan, here are five top places that will enable you to get a glimpse of the beautiful landscape, culture, and traditions […]

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Pangrizampa Lhakhang and restoration of the historical Bazam

Four centuries ago, in the year 1616, Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal at the young age of twenty-three years arrived in Bhutan from Tibet. His arrival in Bhutan heralded in an important era in Bhutan’s history. Zhabdrung unified Bhutan under his rule, defended Bhutan from repeated Tibetan invasions, built Dzongs in each valley and thus established firm […]

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History about the Nalanda monastery in Punakha

In 1757 the 9th Je Khenpo Shakya Rinchen, considered to be a reincarnation of Rechungpa (one of the two extraordinary disciples of Milarepa in Kagye Buddhist lineage), founded the Nalanda Monastery in Punkaha. At the time when this monastery was built, the ancient Nalanda University in India was a very holy and sacred place. Bhutanese […]

The Best Places to Visit in Bhutan for Amazing Photographs

  Amazing article by my friend Joseph Kiely on “the best places to visit in Bhutan for Amazing photographs”. Joseph is a Travel Escape Artist – escapes because he leaves everyday life behind to travel the world and artist as he has mastered the “art” of escaping from the everyday. Joseph has travelled across Bhutan from […]