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  • Bhutan Best Travel
    Thimphu, Bhutan164 contributions
    Started the hike in the morning at 9am to the iconic Tiger's Nest. I felt tired, lucky I was advised to always have some snack bars and water, taking rest during intervals. Tiring but is worth every step I take, chanting Om Mani Padme Hum. Marvel at the beauty of the surroundings including the gorge and waterfall, is amazing.
    It's my 3rd time at Taktshang Monastery, feeling blessed again and peaceful.
    Written July 31, 2022
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  • Shiranee G
    Colombo, Sri Lanka16 contributions
    Our final day in Bhutan was magical. We drove to Chelila pass in the morning through snow covered forests. The birds were there to greet us-blood pheasant, Magpie, Kalij pheasant,Nut cracker and many others. Horses of all hues were also enjoying the scenes.It was an exhilarating experience and my friends left their foot prints on the snow to mark their presence.
    Written March 17, 2020
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  • Ugyen
    Noida, India286 contributions
    Dzong architecture is used for buildings, a distinctive type of fortified monastery architecture found mainly in Bhutan, its serve as the religious/monastic
    and administrative centers of respective dzongkhang/district. They are often the site of an annual tsechu or religious festival.

    There buildings are one of the iconic buildings found in Bhutan and while in Paro its a must visit. Its gives the true example of cultural and architectural designs of Bhutan.
    Its a huge buildings build by stone and wood mostly.
    Written June 2, 2021
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  • Vinod Monteiro
    Bangalore120 contributions
    There are displays of videos regarding the culture and wild life of Bhutan which is playing contentiously on the video screen. But currently the museum is not in this building as it is under repair.
    Written December 2, 2019
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  • Malcolm
    Jerusalem, Israel1,282 contributions
    If one wants to walk in nature the paro river is lovely although toomuch trush around. Clear water all the way.
    Written March 11, 2020
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  • AZCasualTraveler
    Mesa, AZ1,831 contributions
    Kyichu Lhakhang is one of the oldest Buddhist Temples in Bhutan (if not the oldest) and it is considered to be a prime example of the ornate Bhutanese architecture. It has been said that this Temple had been constructed back in the 7th century and that the original Temple complex was much smaller in size back then. However, over the years, this Temple has grown much larger in size with the help of several notable Buddhist leaders.
    This Temple is located on a hillside with nice views of Paro Valley and the surrounding mountains. The Temple grounds and buildings appear well maintained here and there is a "quiet and peaceful" atmosphere here. Very nice Temple to visit while in Paro.
    Written May 24, 2020
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  • Malcolm
    Jerusalem, Israel1,282 contributions
    The bridge was closed but the walk feom the main road with the nice view wasvvery nice. Worth a stop on the main road.
    Written March 9, 2020
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  • RAJEEV099
    Varanasi, India479 contributions
    An amazing architecture marvel. Bhutan is unique for its architectural beauty and so is the temple
    View of Paro can be seen from here
    Written March 4, 2020
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  • Swallowtail
    Thimphu, Bhutan341 contributions
    Paro international airport is the only international airport in Bhutan where you can teach Bhutan via air. It’s a small airport with singly runaway and no or very few international traffic. However, it’s considered as one of the dangerous airport for landing and also most beautiful airport in terms of landscape and architecture.
    Written August 9, 2020
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  • 37421kittyw
    86 contributions
    we did not go to the estate but only looked it is private and we were not invited it is a good drive by
    Written December 23, 2019
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  • Jangtsa Dumgtseg Lhakhang [zlum brtshegs lha khang] is a Buddhist temple in western Bhutan. The temple is notable as it is in the form of a chorten, very rare in Bhutan. It is located on the edge of a hill between the Paro valley and the Dopchari valley, across the bridge from Paro. The Buddhist iconography depicted in the Chorten is considered a unique repository of the Drukpa Kagyu school.
    Written March 27, 2019
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  • Khyentse Rinpoche was one of the main spiritual teachers of the Bhutanese Royal Family. With great devotion Her Royal Majesty Ashi Kesang Choeden Wangchuck offered the house to Rinpoche in the 1970s. He spent part of each year there on retreat, giving teachings to his closest disciples, and participating in the annual drupchens at the neighboring Kyichu Monastery.*
    Written March 27, 2019
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  • Devaa
    Hyderabad, India224 contributions
    we dropped is ae we were passing by. This place shows the gratitude of Bhutanese people for a Japanese who has come from so far to help them in agriculture and improve there life.Nice to know about unsung heroes in far away country.
    Written April 30, 2018
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  • Saurabh Gupta
    Mumbai, India193 contributions
    In case you miss Namgyal Chorten in Punakha, this is the place to be to see all the Titular Gods. Don't forget to see evening lightings over there.
    Written June 22, 2019
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  • Chumphu Nye is located on a hilltop and completely isolated from the town. The whole trek is mesmerizing and gives you the feel of divine tranquility. It may take about 7 to 8 hours hike back and forth.
    The walk is nurturing. The pristine environment filled in with rich faunal diversity with the touch of old man beard will promise you to make your hike a comforting one.
    The whole hike is a Pilgrim progress. The stones, caves, waterfall all have their story to tell as you pass by. You will be walking the path which was once traversed by Guru Rinpoche, Khandrola Mendharawa and Khandrola Yeshey Tshogyel.

    You can also choose to sit next to the cave where Guru and his consorts have meditated and feel the divine presence. The whole energy there is conducive for silence and meditation.

    And the best part of the hike is witnessing Dorji Phamo(Vajra Vairavi/ Vajrayogini) monastery. She is literally floating in the air, defying gravity. You can feel her divine grace all around the place.

    The Myths says that it is a living statue of the yogini
    Written December 2, 2018
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