Tagged: Buddhist

Photo Friday 02.13: Khuruthang gompa

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.

Photo Friday 01.18: Prayer Flags

Photo Friday‘: Pictures from faraway lands.

This edition brings pictures from Bhutan. Read about my trip there or see the pictures!

Photo Friday 01.09: Punakha Dzong

Photo Friday‘: Pictures from faraway lands.

This edition brings pictures from Bhutan. Read about my trip there or see the pictures!

Photo Friday 01.05: Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Photo Friday‘: Pictures from faraway lands.

This edition brings pictures from Bhutan. Read about my trip there or see the pictures!

Taktsang Lhakhang: The Tiger’s Nest Monastery

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 […]

Climax of my Bhutan trip

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, […]

Religion in Bhutan and some temples around Paro

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. […]

Different views of Paro Monastery

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 […]

Wangdue dzong

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 […]