Wangdue dzong

Priyank Thatte

Traveler, Geek, Blogger, Musician, and a Bureaucrat. In that order. I like to narrate stories, click pictures, and partake in some social commentary. I also like to make each day happy and fruitful because there is no point in living otherwise, is there. Personal blog | Travel blog

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22 Responses

  1. The colours in the monastery looks stunning. Any Buddhist monastery I’ve been too is always well presented, neat and beautifully painted. The pride shows through.

    • Priyank says:

      Thanks for the comment Mark. I agree, all the Buddhist monasteries I saw had an exotic flavor to them and the worship areas were very intricately decorated. But the most distinguishing feature to me is the cozyness of the temple and ofcourse the tolerance of the religion.

  2. Shantanu says:

    Very colorful – the temples.

  3. Mridula says:

    When I read 1683 I immediately tried to imagine how life would have been then? Some of these places are so remote (I am thinking of Ladakh and Spiti here) and yet people established monasteries in 1400s. Amazing things we the people do!

    • Priyank says:

      I know, crazy eh! And the monasteries are never on a flat accessible ground next to the river – they are built in most difficult terrains and usually at a height. :) Amazing!

  4. amit says:

    Beautiful pics! Did they allow you to take pictures inside?

    • Priyank says:

      Thanks Amit. Unfortunately no, taking pictures inside the actual temple was not allowed but everything outside was okay.

  5. Vamsee says:

    Beautiful images, I love the autumn skies in your pictures.
    I love your Bhutan series – almost feels like I visited it through your blog.

  6. Lovely pics of that enchanting place!

  7. lakshmi says:

    amazed at the colours..did you see any performances or dances ?

  8. Bob says:

    Again very interesting and very cool and colorful images.

  9. snow says:

    absolutely love the clouds play in the first (scenic Wangdue) and third pic (tall prayer pole) :D

    • Priyank says:

      Oh thanks very much snow! It was lucky to get that in the picture, I like clouds too. I usually play a game guessing the shape – over the dzong it looks like a tornado or something :)

  10. Celine says:

    Brilliant colors in your photographs!

    • Priyank says:

      Thanku thank u! The weather was very good as you can see. Colors in a picture depend a lot on the sky and fortunately it was all good. :)