Bhutan - The Land of Happiness: A Photostory

in travel •  9 months ago

Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, Bhutan boasts of a great culture, heartwarming people and breathtaking natural beauty.

April 2017, I rode all the way from India to Bhutan to explore this landlocked country in the heart of Himalayas.

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The first glimpse of the famous mountain ranges of Bhutan - covered by clouds.

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A monk listening to music.

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The Paro fortress in all its elegance and magnificence.

In the night, the fort is lit up with lights, a spectacular picture visible from all parts of the town. The bridge built over the river Paro connects the main road to the fort.

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Such beautiful people.

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The main highway connecting the town of Phuntsholing to the capital city of Thimphu.

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A land set amidst the clouds, a view from the road that goes from the town of Gedu towards Phuntsholing.

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The giant Buddha Dordenma statue is located in Thimphu.

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One of the many statues that adorn the walls at the Buddha Dordenma statue complex located in Thimphu.

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Two lovely ladies share a joke at Changangkha Lakhang monastery in Thimphu.

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And once in a while, you come across such a sight and be transfixed.

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An overview of the capital city of Thimphu nestled between the mountains.

Most of the major cities in Bhutan are located in valleys, between the towering mountain ranges.

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This is Changangkha Lhakang, a popular temple perched like a fortress on a ridge above central Thimphu, which hums with pilgrim activity.

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Bhutan has more than 70% of its land mass covered with forests. It is big on nature conservation, and how.

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Men don bright colors in Bhutan; their national dress gho is pretty comfortable, not to mention rad.

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Quite a few people in Bhutan draw these decorated penises on their walls as mark of respect for a monk called "Drukpa Kunley".

Drukpa Kunley, also known as a divine madman, was known for his "crazy" methods of enlightening. Among other things, women would seek blessings in the form of sex from him.

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Takstang Monastery or the Paro Tiger nest monastery is quite a representational image for Bhutan.

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This is the king’s palace in Paro city, called Ugyen Pelri Palace.

Palaces in Bhutan are known for their simplicity, and elegance.

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That really does look the land of happiness. Thank you for sharing.

Great pictures! ;) It's seems that its very nice place to visit!

holy shit those vibes are killing me in a positive way :)