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.
The roof tiles of the East Garden of the Imperial Palace, just like those of many other traditional buildings, have this design molded in the edges of the roof. Ever practical yet symbolistic,… Continue reading
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.