Trongsa Dzong

Posted July 16, 2012  /   By Adam and Amanda  /  0 Comments

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.  …

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Punakha Dzong Jump!

Posted July 11, 2012  /   By Adam and Amanda  /  0 Comments

Punakha is situated in the central part of Bhutan so it was a pretty long drive to get out there from Thimpu which is in the Western part.  We broke up the drive with a lot of really cool sights though.  First up was Dochula Pass, the site of 108 Bhutanese Stupas that were built …

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Gross National Hapiness!

Posted July 9, 2012  /   By Adam and Amanda  /  1 Comment

As we drove to Thimpu, we saw construction everywhere due to a big housing shortage.  There are only 700,000 people in the whole country and a lot of them want to move to the more modern city of Thimpu.  “City” is still a stretch though as it is basically just a bigger village where people …

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Tiger’s Nest

Tiger's Nest

Posted July 7, 2012  /   By Adam and Amanda  /  0 Comments

Early in the morning we drove to Taktshang Goemba, which translates to Tiger’s Nest Monastery.  It is one of Bhutan’s most famous monasteries, sits on a sheer cliff face.  A goemba is a type of monastery that is in a remote location.   When a monk wants to become a master or lama, they go …

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View Over Paro Valley

Posted July 2, 2012  /   By Adam and Amanda  /  0 Comments

Bhutan: The Land of the Thunder Dragon.  This country is most famous for three things:  1)  Being the last Shangri-la, 2)Tracking their citizens Gross National Happiness (GNH) instead of the standard Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and 3) Severely restricting the amount of tourists that are allowed to enter.  We expected the daily tariff to be …

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