It’s time to say goodbye Bhutan.
I spent there a very intensive and interesting time. I like it a lot! And, as a traveler, I hope Bhutan will not change so much in future. It’s very unique like it is.
There is a wide range of wild animals in Bhutan.
In past, Bhutan had several names, e.g., Lho Jong, ‘The Valleys of the South’, Lho Mon Kha Shi, ‘The Southern Mon Country of Four Approaches’, Lho Jong Men Jong, ‘The Southern Valleys of Medicinal Herbs and Lho Mon Tsenden Jong, ‘The Southern Mon Valleys where Sandlewood Grows’.
For more, check the website https://www.bhutan.travel/page/history-myths.
Bhutan has 4 seasons, maybe with not the most typical temperatures, but it’s spring, summer, autumn and winter.
Bhutan – Punakha District
Bhutan is a very scenic country.
Bhutan – Fertility Temple
Village next to Fertility Temple Chimi Lhakhang is full of the phallus paintings.
About two-thirds of Bhutan is covered with forests.
Bhutan – Dochula & Himalayan
The Dochula pass offers a stunning 360 degree panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range, if the weather is good enough.
Bhutan – Dochula Pass
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. 🙂
Bhutan – Paro
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.
Bhutan – Tiger Nest
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?
Bhutan – Tiger Nest Temple
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.
Bhutan – Taktsang Lhakhang
Taktsang Lhakhang is the original name of the Tiger Nest temple.
Bhutan – Tiger Nest
Tiger Nest is the most iconic site in Bhutan.
Dzongkha in an official language in Bhutan.
Bhutan – Thimphu
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? 😉
Bhutan – Punakha Dzong
Dzong is a fortress-monastery.
It’s an important building in Bhutan, and you’ll often see dzongs while visiting Bhutan.