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    Traditional knee-length boots known as Tsholham, worn by Bhutanese men during important ceremonial occasions, for sale in a shop in Thimphu.

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    Colourful fabrics for ladies' kiras for sale in a shop in Jakar, Bumthang Valley.

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    Bhutanese fabric belts hanging up in a shop in Thimphu.

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    A stunning piece of woven material, to be used for a lady's traditional kira, the national dress for Bhutanese women.

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    Colourful fabrics for ladies' kiras for sale in a shop in Jakar, Bumthang Valley.

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    An intricate pattern using gold thread amongst others being woven on a loom at the Textile Museum in Thimphu.

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    Butterfly in a canola field in the Phobjikha Valley.

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    Phallus decoration on the wall of a house in Thimphu.

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    The great monastery of Gangtey, dating back to the 17th century, decorated with banner flags in preparation for a puja.

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    Bhutanese fabric belts used to secure a lady's kira around her waist, hanging up for sale in a shop.

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    Wall painting of Buddha with earth-touching mudra at Tango Monastery.

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    Prayer flags over the Wang Chhu River, blowing prayers to the winds, en route to Tango Monastery.

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    A handsome archer with traditional bamboo bow and arrow.

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    Monks at Kurjey Lhakhang, the final resting place of the remains of the first three kings of Bhutan.

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    A Black Hat dancer at the Tamshingphala Choepa festival in Bumthang.

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    Children in traditional Bhutanese dress at the National Memorial Chorten, which was built in the Tibetan style in 1974 to honour the third king of Bhutan.

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    Young girl wearing the Bhutanese national dress for females, at Wangdue Phodrang.

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    Prayer flags arranged around a pole in parachute style in Phobjikha Valley.

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    A farmer carrying a large bamboo basket and wearing a beautifully made bamboo hat in Ura.

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    A tourist gingerly walking over the swaying iron suspension bridge at Tamchhog Lhakhang, a monastery built in the 14th century by Dewa Zangpo..

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  • 862-05997062

    The Singye Phu Lkhang (Snow Lion Cave), wedged into the rocks, just below Tiger s Nest Monastery, Paro.

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  • 862-05997035

    Punakha Dzong, at the confluence of two rivers, was the venue of the Fifth King of Bhutan's Royal Wedding.

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    One of the 108 Druk Wangyal chortens at the 3,000-metres-high Dochu La Pass.

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    Young boy watching the masked dancing at Trashi Chhoe Dzong, a monastery now also housing the secretariat, the throne room and offices of the King.

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    Young girl at the National Memorial Chorten, which was built in the Tibetan style in 1974 to honour the third king.

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    Wooden phalluses in a basket for sale in Thimphu.

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    Young girl wearing the Bhutanese national dress for females, at Wangdue Phodrang Dzong.

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    Monk circumambulating a large prayer wheel at the beautiful 7th century Jampey Lhakhang, near Jakar in the Chokhor Valley.

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    A stunning piece of woven material, with a modern design, to be used for a lady's traditional kira, the national dress for Bhutanese women.

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    Young girl wearing the Bhutanese national dress for females, at Wangdue Phodrang Dzong.

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    Two little girls in traditional school uniform on their way to school in Ura village.

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    Bhutanese fabrics stacked up in a shop, Thimphu.

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    Young monk at Chimi Lhakhang, built in 1499 by the 14th Drukpa hierarch, Ngawang Choegyel.

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    Young girl in traditional Bhutanese dress in Phobjika Valley.

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    A mother and her son enjoying the Tamshingphala Choepa festival in Bumthang.

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    A wall painting at the 17th century Paro Dzong, one of Bhutan's most impressive and well-known dzongs.

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    A monk in ceremonial robes prepares for the Tamshingphala Choepa festival in Bumthang.

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    A traffic policeman directs traffic from his beautifully painted traffic island at a busy crossroads in Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.

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    Phallus decoration on wall of appropriately named restaurant in the appropriately named village of Nobding.

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    Morning light on the village of Gangtey, situated at the head of the Phobjikha Valley.

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    Phallus decoration on wall of appropriately named restaurant in the appropriately named village of Nobding.

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    Baby wrapped in traditional Bhutanese woven fabric at Trashi Chhoe Dzong.

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    Young men attending the masked dancing at Trashi Chhoe Dzong, a monastery now also housing the secretariat, the throne room and offices of the King.

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    Prayer flags on a hilltop overlooking the Chumey Valley.

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    Monks in ceremonial robes blowing horns at a puja within Gangtey Goemba.

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    Young monk in ceremonial robes taking part in a puja in Gangtey Goemba.

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    Young girl at the National Memorial Chorten, which was built in the Tibetan style in 1974 to honour the third king of Bhutan.

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    Dried river weed for sale, used to make riverweed soup.

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    Morning light on the village of Gangtey, situated at the head of the Phobjikha Valley.

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    Young girl wearing the Bhutanese national dress for females, at Wangdue Phodrang Dzong.

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    Young monk at the Tamshingphala Choepa festival in Bumthang.

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    Young monk wearing sunglasses at Wangdue Phodrang Dzong.

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    Young girls wearing the Bhutanese national dress for females, at Wangdue Phodrang Dzong.

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    Turning the beautiful black and gold prayer wheels at Changangkha Lhakhang, where parents come to obtain auspicious names for their newborns.

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    Phallus decoration on the wall of a shop in Sopsokha village, close to Chimi Lhakhang.

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    Archery competition with traditional bamboo bow and arrow.

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    Lighting butter lamps at the beautiful 7th century Jampey Lhakhang, near Jakar in the Chokhor Valley.

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    A Bhutanese woman harvesting rice by winnowing the grain. Typical rural scene of terraced rice paddy fields greet visitors along the fertile Mo-Chu Valley.

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    A tourist and her Bhutanese guide trekking in the Ura Valley, the beautiful countryside reminiscent of Scotland.

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    Terraced rice fields at Drukgyel in the Upper Paro Valley, just below the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong.

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    Wangdue Phodrang Dzong sits atop a high ridge between the Punak Tsang Chhu and the Dang Chhu rivers.

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    Fluttering prayer flags adorn a wooden bridge spanning the Wang Chhu River in Thimphu.

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    Receiving blessings at Trongsa Dzong.

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    Small sculpture stupa images (tsha tsha) made of clay containing ashes of the dead, placed under rocks en route to Tango Goemba.

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    Rock painting of Guru Rinpoche en route to Tango Monastery. On the window ledges of the building sit small sculpture stupa images (tsha tsha) made of clay containing ashes of the cremated dead

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    Morning light on the village of Gangtey, situated at the head of the Phobjikha Valley.

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    Turning the giant prayer wheels at the National Memorial Chorten in Thimphu.

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    Dance of the Skeletons at the Tamshingphala Choepa festival in Bumthang.

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  • 862-03820171

    Literally meaning Tigers nest or lair, Taktsang was built around the cave in which Guru Padmasambava meditated in the eight century.It clings impossibly to a rock face 800 meters above the Paro valley.All Bhutanese try to make a pilgrimage to Taktsang at least once in their lifetimes

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    Cow Carrying Load, Mount Everest Base Camp, Lukla, Nepal

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    Monk with incense sticks at the beautiful 7th century Jampey Lhakhang, near Jakar in the Chokhor Valley.

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    A monk at Jakar Dzong, a fortress built in the 17th century on a ridge above the town of Jakar.

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    The iron suspension bridge at Tamchhog Lhakhang, a monastery built in the 14th century by Dewa Zangpo.

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    Prayer flags on a hilltop overlooking the Chumey Valley.

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    A stag dancer at the Tamshingphala Choepa festival in Bumthang.

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    Traditional Bhutanese house in the Phobjikha Valley.

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    Wooden bridge festooned with prayer flags, spanning the Wang Chhu River, en route to Cheri Goemba, Bhutan's first monastery.

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    The 16th century privately owned country manor, Ogyen Chholing Palace, now a museum and a retreat for religious studies, research and solitude.

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    Literally meaning Tigers nest or lair, Taktsang was built around the cave in which Guru Padmasambava meditated in the eight century.It clings impossibly to a rock face 800 meters above the Paro valley.All Bhutanese try to make a pilgrimage to Taktsang at least once in their lifetimes

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    Man in traditional Bhutanese dress watching the masked dancing at Trashi Chhoe Dzong, a monastery now also housing the secretariat, the throne room and offices of the King.

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    Children playing in the morning sun in Gangtey village.

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    A Bhutanese pilgrim visiting the Punakha Dzong (Monastery). At the confluence of the Mo-chu and Pho-chu Rivers,the beautifully located 17th century Punakha Dzong which was the effective winter capital of Bhutan for 300 years until 1964. The first King of Bhutan,Ugyen Wangchuck was crowned at Punakha Dzong in December 1907

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    The 16th century privately owned country manor, Ogyen Chholing Palace, now a museum and a retreat for religious studies, research and solitude.

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    Fluttering prayer flags at Kurjey Lhakhang, the final resting place of the remains of the first three kings of Bhutan.

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    Literally meaning Tigers nest or lair, Taktsang was built around the cave in which Guru Padmasambava meditated in the eight century.It clings impossibly to a rock face 800 meters above the Paro valley.All Bhutanese try to make a pilgrimage to Taktsang at least once in their lifetimes

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    Prayer flags arranged around a pole in parachute style in Gangtey village.

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    Trongsa Dzong, built on a spur overlooking the gorge of the Mangde River, is the largest dzong fortress in Bhutan.

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    Man trying on a Layap conical bamboo hat, traditionally worn by the ladies of Laya, in a shop in Jakar.

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    Jakar Village Lodge Hotel in Jakar, Bumthang Valley.

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    A local shopkeeper dries Red chillies on the roof of his house, one of the most common sights in Bhutan.Paro is Bhutan's second largest town.The western end of the Paro valley is only 20 kms from the Tibetan border and for centuries it has been the first point of entry into Bhutan for Tibetans.

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