Bhutan[255 photos]

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Description

Paro (040) Festival of Paro
Paro (040)Festival of Paro

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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Main Sights

List of sights

Chomolhari

Chomolhari Region (1)
Chomolhari Region (1)
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… [Read more]

Other Monasteries in Bhutan

Taktshang - Drukgyal Dzong (1)
Taktshang - Drukgyal Dzong (1)
27° 29′ 3″ N, 90° 9′ 53″ 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… [Read more]

Paro

Paro (2)
Paro (2)
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… [Read more]