Bhutan

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Bhutan

Overview

The Kingdom of Bhutan (འབྲུག་ཡུལ་) (which used to be one of the most isolated nations in the world) is located at the eastern end of the Himalaya Mountains between India and China. The Bhutanese call their country Druk Yul. The landscape ranges…

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Chomolhari Region (1)
Chomolhari Region (1)

Chomolhari

Coordinates: 27° 46′ 54″ N, 89° 20′ 39″ E

Chomolhari or Jomolhari sometimes known as “the bride of Kangchenjunga”, is a mountain in the Himalayas with an elevation of 7,326 m, straddling the border between Yadong County of Tibet, China and the Thimphu district of Bhutan. The north face…

Taktshang - Drukgyal Dzong (1)
Taktshang - Drukgyal Dzong (1)

Other Monasteries in Bhutan

Coordinates: 27° 30′ 11″ N, 89° 19′ 21″ E

Drukgyal Dzong was a fortress and Buddhist monastery, now in ruins, located in the upper part of the Paro District, Bhutan. The dzong was probably built by Tenzin Drukdra in 1649 at the behest of Ngawang Namgyal, Zhabdrung Rinpoche, to commemorate…

Paro (2)
Paro (2)

Paro-(040)-Festival-of-Paro

Coordinates: 27° 25′ 37″ N, 89° 25′ 25″ E

Paro is a town and seat of Paro District, located in the Paro Valley of Bhutan. It is a historic town with many sacred sites and historical buildings scattered through the area. Rinpung Dzong a fortress-monastery overlooking the Paro valley has a…

Description

The Kingdom of Bhutan (འབྲུག་ཡུལ་) (which used to be one of the most isolated nations in the world) is located at the eastern end of the Himalaya Mountains between India and China. The Bhutanese call their country Druk Yul. The landscape ranges from subtropical plains in the south to the Himalayan heights in the north, with some peaks exceeding 7,000 m like the Chomolhari. The population is predominantly Buddhist.

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