He is just for the tourists, but he is cute.
The 4 Guardian Kings, protectors of the four cardinal directions stand at the entrance of each dzong or monastery. Since this one holds a musical instrument, it is the protector of the East.
Casey, with Julie
in the Imperial Garden, no less.
They come from the countryside, sometimes hours of walk from the main road.
We head for the Imperial Palace. But since we are mere commoners, our visit is confined to the East Gardens, which turn out to be beautiful.