“My country, a beautiful Himalayan
Adorned with sandalwood,
Thunder dragon kingdom,
Rich in flora and fauna with preserved
Rich with preserved cultural heritage,
World leading tourists’ destination…
Often named as last Shangri-la in the world,
Lucky to be born in my country, thunder dragon kingdom,
BHUTAN… my motherland and I love my
Starting the blog with this poem of Jiksel is also making me feel like a Bhutanese from within. Bhutan is such a mesmerizing land that whoever travels to Bhutan can’t escape its magical touch.
Summer vacations are about to start. You might be planning to go somewhere this summer. If you are indecisive about the place, you want to travel, take our suggestion and travel to beautiful Bhutan.
Facts about Bhutan:
Bhutan is a small country tucked between India and China. For years, it has resolved its character, culture, feature, and environment within itself. Bhutan didn’t allow foreign visitors into its country till 1970. Later on, it allowed foreign tourists to visit Bhutan but with restrictions.
It is a mysterious land and you can sense it as soon as you enter it.
Here are some facts about Bhutan, before you visit it:
- Bhutan is a small country and its size is half of Indiana.
- Bhutan has a nickname that is, “Land of Thunder Dragon”. It has got its name because of the fierce thunderstorm those showers over Bhutan, coming from the Himalayas.
- Bhutan has banned the sale of Tobacco.
- Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan and the only capital city in the world without any traffic lights.
- No one is allowed to kill a black-necked crane in Bhutan. If anyone is found guilty, they will be sentenced to life imprisonment.
- Bhutan has introduced television during the year 1999. It is the last country in the world to do so.
Places to Visit in Bhutan:
Chele La Pass:
Chele La is located at an altitude of 3,989 meters and it is one of the places that tourist love to visit. It is a beautiful pass and it provides a wonderful view of Jomolhari Mountain whenever the weather is clear and good.
It is a wonderful dzong with high walls. This Dzong was built in the 16th century. You will be able to experience the oldest and the best Bhutanese architecture here those are deeply rooted in Bhutan’s tradition.
It is the second largest Dzong of Bhutan. It is known for its fantastic structure. This dzong tells many stories about Bhutan’s culturally rich tradition.
Buddha Dordenma Statue:
It is a Statue of Buddha that it was 169 feet tall. It is located in the foothills of Thimphu. Most of the populations of Bhutan are Buddhist. Therefore, this statute is very important for Bhutanese people.
The specialty of the pass is that it has 108 Chortens, which are built remembering the Bhutanese soldiers those who died in a war that was against insurgents coming from India.
It is the most famous tourist attraction of Bhutan. There is a lot of stories attached to this place. Guru Rinpoche meditated here and drove away from the evil spirit from this place. Travel to beautiful Bhutan and know the interesting things of Bhutan.
A small town that is located in central Bhutan. This place is known for the mesmerizing landscape and it passes.
Chomolhari is loved by the tourists those who visit Bhutan for its captivating trek roots. This trek starts from Paro and is one of the most difficult treks of Bhutan.
Fun things to do in Bhutan:
Although there are many things to do in Bhutan, we have selected some of them and jotted down in this article.
Hiking to Tiger’s Nest Monastery:
Hiking is what you can’t miss out while in Bhutan. Try out once, we are sure you will love it.
Visit the mysterious temple of divine Madman:
Ok! Now, this temple is full of mystery. Bhutanese people believe that there are some kinds of mysterious power in the temple through which an infertile couple can become fertile. Travel to Bhutan & explore the mysterious power.
Visit it for more information.
How About a homestay:
Homestays are fun; you get to stay with the local people and get to know a lot about the place. You will later feel a good experience like writing up in your diary.
Experience a traditional Mask Dance:
Monks perform these dances during festivals. The dance is beautiful to see and charismatic to picture. If you are a photographer, you must enjoy this dance with your camera so that you can click some fantastic shots.
Food and People of Bhutan:
Bhutan’s people are very welcoming and loving. They love their tradition and culture and love to remain soaked in it.
Bhutanese are foodies. Therefore, you will be lucky enough to taste some delicious dishes:
Ema Datshi- It is a kind of dish made with chilies and cheese.
Red Rice: A rice that is red in color
Maru: It is a spicy Chicken.
Phasksha Paa: It is a dish made up of Pork and red chilies.
Suja: It is a Bhutanese Butter tea. Etc.
Bhutan’s beauty touches your soul:
Before we conclude let us say once again that Bhutan’s beauty will touch your soul. It is an authentically cultural country but has also a significant nightlife for people those who love to party. Travel to beautiful Bhutan will give you all the happiness you want.
COME TO BHUTAN AND TAKE BACK MEMORIES for a LIFETIME.