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Trongsa was the last big city that we visited.  We stayed at a beautiful resort called Yangkhil that is situated along a a hill that looks across a valley at the massive Trongsa Dzong.  There was a prayer wheel that automatically turned from river water.  While we were there, an important dignitary came to stay.  He brought a bunch of armed guards and the staff was all on edge while he was there.  We stayed two nights so we had a lot of time to relax and enjoy the beautiful mountains.

When we left Trongsa we made a stop in Thimpu so I could try out some archery.  The traditional Bhutanese bows are pretty hard to use as they have no sight.  Basically you just fling an arrow and trust Buddha to guide it.  Then we went to a farmhouse back in Thimpu for our last night.  There were three reasons for staying at the farmhouse instead of our scheduled hotel: 1) It was close to the airport so we could catch our early flight, 2) They had traditional hot stone bathes on site (basically a wooden coffin that they through fire-heated rocks in to heat it up, and 3) They made their own liquor!  Mandy and I both nursed one shot glass sized cup of it for about 20 minutes, then each of our guides came in the room, filled up two beer glasses with it, then they each chugged their glass in one gulp, turned around and went to sleep.

  • Wongchen, Adam, Kinlay, and Amanda
  • Trongsa-23
  • Red Panda Beer and Homemade Booze
  • Fearsome Bhutanese Warrior
  • Blow Horn!
  • Wangdiphodrang Dzong Under Renovation
  • Old Lady Near Chenjebji
  • Little boy in Police Truck
  • Monk Washing Car
  • Mandy in Window at Yangkhil
  • So Much Good Bhutanese Food!
  • View from Trongsa Dzong
  • Dog Looking at his Kingdom
  • Mandy at Trongsa Dzong
  • Trongsa Dzong
  • Trongsa Dzong
  • Monk Climbing Stairs
  • Monk at Trongsa Dzong
  • Yangkhil Resort
  • Prayer wheel at Yangkhil Resort with Trongsa Dzong
  • Trongsa Dzong
  • Trongsa Dzong
  • Bee in Flower
  • Trongsa Dzong

Posted: July 16, 2012

Author: Adam and Amanda

Category: Asia, Bhutan, Blog, Continents


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