The keys to the Dzong are given by the administrative powers to the monk community at the end of the day. The Bhutanese Army is not very strong: so few young wish to… Continue reading
and we saw some stunning specimens.
As we arrive at the Thimpu Dzong, the largest administrative and religious center of Bhutan, the sun is setting in the hills. It is a beautiful sight. Why come so late? you may… Continue reading
were designed in the early 17th century, at the very beginning of the Tokugawa shogunate, the birth of Tokyo as the capital of Japan.
This building displays panels explaining the principles of traditional Drukpa medicine (quite esoteric) and samples of medicinal plants growing on the soil of Bhutan. There are also spaces for doctors to see patients… Continue reading
We are surrounded by the beauty and serenity of flowers. Chief among these are the noble hydrangeas.
displays beautiful samples of hand-woven cotton and silk fabrics and demonstrates how the craft is still practiced. I have met several people in the US who are taking credit for making it as… Continue reading