I wake up early in the morning and go out to see this little town of Khurutang, near Punakha. The sky is cloudy and the wind is gentle. A ray of sun occasionally pierces through the blanket of fog, suddenly lighting up the golden spire on top of a building. It looks mysterious, almost like a Hitchcock movie plot, so I walk in that direction.
Bhutan travelogue: Chapter 28 | Read other chapters – See photo gallery If you had only one place to visit in Bhutan, this would be the one. About 20 minutes of uphill track after the first pit stop, we came across this shrine. The path, as you can see, took a sharp turn and I […]
Bhutan travelogue: Chapter 27 | Read other chapters – See photo gallery Surrender yourself to the power of the mighty Guru. ↑ The hike to the monastery begins. The board says: “Walk to the Guru’s glory! Take back memories of a kingdom, for here in this kingdom rules an unparalleled benevolent King “ Machu Picchu, […]
Bhutan travelogue: Chapter 24 | Read other chapters – See photo gallery Bhutan’s landscape is dotted with numerous monasteries There is lots to see in the upper Paro valley and little Lhakhangs2 and Gompas3 dot the hills along the entire valley. Look anywhere you want and you’ll see a tiny temple somewhere on the mountain. […]
Bhutan travelogue: Chapter 23 | Read other chapters – See photo gallery ↑ Paro Chhu (river) and Dzong. The little building on top right is the National Museum. Paro Dzong also called Rinchen Pung (Rinpung) Dzong and it means ‘a fortress on a heap of jewels’. The monastery looks very impressive and its massive buttressed […]
Bhutan travelogue: Chapter 20 | Read other chapters – See photo gallery The spectacular Wangdue monastery ↑ Perched on the hilltop commanding a view of the valley, the scenic Wangdue monastery Soon after getting blessings from Bhutan’s highest monk, we took a taxi from Metshina and cruised up along the river Punak Tsang. The dramatic […]