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  • Bhutan Royal Family

    Bhutan Royal Family0

    With a head full of hair and dark sparkling eyes, it’s obvious why Bhutan’s Prince Jigme has stolen the hearts of royal fans around the world since his birth in February 2016. Take a look at King Jigme and Queen Jetsun Pema’s son’s cutest photos. In the run up to little Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck’s February 5 birthday,

  • Between Gorges and Summits

    Between Gorges and Summits0

    High mountains and deep valleys as far as you can see. That is the first impression when you fly above Bhutan. From up high Bhutan appears very green and almost completely unpopulated.




  • An Introduction to the Kingdom of Bhutan

    An Introduction to the Kingdom of Bhutan0

    Known as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon,” Bhutan is a remote Himalayan kingdom located east of Nepal and west of Burma, between Tibet and India. On its northern border, Bhutan is flanked by some of the tallest mountains in the world. Unified in the 1600s, Bhutan is the only existing Vajrayana Buddhist kingdom in the world.



  • National Museum

    National Museum0

    Perched above Paro Dzong is its ta dzong (watchtower), built in 1649 to protect the undefended dzong and renovated in 1968 to house the National Museum. The unusual round building is said to be in the shape of a conch shell, with 2.5m-thick walls. The ta dzong suffered damage in the 2011 earthquake but is due to reopen in

  • Jakar Dzong

    Jakar Dzong0

    The current structure, in a picturesque location overlooking the Chokhor valley, was built in 1667. Its official name is Yuelay Namgyal Dzong, in honour of the victory over the troops of Tibetan ruler Phuntsho Namgyal. An unusual feature here is that the utse (central tower) is situated on an outside wall, so there is no way to