Village next to Fertility Temple Chimi Lhakhang is full of the phallus paintings.
About two-thirds of Bhutan is covered with forests.
The Dochula pass offers a stunning 360 degree panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range, if the weather is good enough.
Dochula pass is located on the way to Punakha from Thimphu.
I can highly recommend it; even when you’re car sick…
Traveling by bus in Bhutan may be a good and interesting option. 🙂
Paro with the Paro Valley is a lovely region in Bhutan with many historic and religious sites.
The ngultrum is the currency of Bhutan.
What’s interesting, for a very long time, Bhutan didn’t have it’s own currency,
and people had to simply barter for the goods.
I think that the Tiger Nest is the “best place in Bhutan”,
I mean, it’s the largest tourist attraction in the country.
“Not visiting the Tiger Nest is like not being in Bhutan at all” – do you agree?
The Tiger Nest temple is one of the most holy sites in Bhutan.
It was built in 1692.
It’s located on the cliff (at 3120 m above sea level) above the Paro Valley.
Taktsang Lhakhang is the original name of the Tiger Nest temple.
Tiger Nest is the most iconic site in Bhutan.
Dzongkha in an official language in Bhutan.
Thimphu is the capital and largest city of Bhutan.
While I was taking pictures of this cat,
someone asked me am I German,
“because Germans love cats”.
I don’t like to generalize,
but what’s your experience? 😉
Dzong is a fortress-monastery.
It’s an important building in Bhutan,
and you’ll often see dzongs while visiting Bhutan.
Archery is the national sport of Bhutan.
Bhutan is also known for the idea of Gross National Happiness;
however, it doesn’t mean it’s the happiest nation.
Doesn’t it look impressive?
Can you imagine playing on the Tibetan horn?
Buddhism used to be a state religion in Bhutan;
currently it’s a “spiritual heritage of the country”.
About three fourths of Bhutan’s population follows Buddhism.