BHUTANNamed Drupyul – the land of the Thunder Dragon – by its preset rulers, the Drupkas, Bhutan isthe only Buddhist monarchy left in the world. It is a mountainous country – the size ofSwitzerland but is far more picturesque. The terrain rises from 300 metres in the South to over7000 mtrs high in the North, with mountains bordering Tibet and China.The Bhutanese are very hardy people, mongoloid in origin. They follow Buddhist traditions andcustume. The nation has a history steeped in Buddhism.However, of late, the immigration, insizable numbers, of people from Nepal, who are Hindus, has altered the demography in theSouth.Bhutan is a land of great natural beauty with imposing Djongs, forts, Gompas and monastries.It has a unique virgin beauty, unspoilt by human intervention, as it has been elsewhere inHimalayas.
Paro National MuseumA cultural museum in the town ofParo in western Bhutan.Established in 1968, in therenovated ancient Ta-dzongbuilding, above Rinpong Dzongunder the command of HisMajesty, the King Jgme DoriiWangchuck, the third hereditaryMonarch of Bhutan. Thenecessary infrastructure wascreated to house some of thefinest specimens of BhutaneseArts, including masterpieces ofbronze statues and paints.Suitable galleries wereconstructed to house theextensive collections. Works ofart were elegantly displayed onscientific lines.
Paro DzongParo is a historic town with manysacred site and historicalbuildings scattered through thearea. In addition, the Paro Valleyis wide and verdant and isrecognized a one of the mostbeautiful in all Bhutan. Prefer tostay in Paro if you are someonewho is fond of nature and wouldlike to spend quite and peacefultime. However, apart from themain street (which is constructedof traditional woodenstructures), the bazaar area is anondescript hodgepodge ofconcrete buildings that is totallybereft of charm and character.Along with Jakar and Punka, Paroforms the golden triangle ofpopular tourist destinations inBhutan.
Thimphu Dzong.In nowaday as the summer palace for Phutan patriarch and tourist can into look stateroom it has mural inside.It was a little less than 100 roomsIf tourist come here they have “Kira” and “Ko” national dress for them put on andsee “Mask dance” dance festival and watch a native dance,collected from all area thecontry.
Paro Taksang.the popular name of Taktsang Palphug Monastery (also known as The Tigers Nest), aprominent Himalayan buddist sacred site and temple complex, located in the cliffside of theupper Paro valley, Bhutan A temple complex was first built in 1692, around the Taktsang SengeSamdup (stag tshang seng ge bsam grub) cave where Guru Padmasambhava is said to havemeditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours in the 8thcentury. Padmasambhava is credited with introducing Buddhism to Bhutan and is the tutelarydeity of the country. Today, Paro Taktsang is the best known of the thirteen taktsang or "tigerlair" caves in which he meditated.The Guru mTshan-brgyad Lhakhang, the temple devoted to Padmasambhava (also known as Gu-ru mTshan-brgyad Lhakhang, "The Temple of the Guru with Eight Names") is an elegantstructure built around the cave in 1692 by Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye; and has become the culturalicon of Bhutan. A popular festival, known as the Tsechu, held in honour of Padmasambhava, iscelebrated in the Paro valley sometime during March or April.
Prayer Wheel.Cloud cover around the monastery.
Milarepa who meditated at the cave in Taksang
Trekking-Bhutan has many very highmountains of over 7000 metresaltitude. Unfortunately only fewpeaks are open for climbing asmountains are consideredsacred. However, themountainous terrain gives ampleand ideal opportunity fortrekking and while trekking awayfrom the motorable roads, onegets glimpses into the real heartof Bhutan. It is here that onesees the true culture of Bhutan –a predominantly agrarian society.Treks are available in all parts ofBhutan with varied degrees ofdifficulty to suit the requirementof different individuals.