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11
Apr

What do the Bhutanese think of death? 

It is difficult to know exactly what the Bhutanese think of death as there is more than one religion practiced in Bhutan. From the Buddhist point of view, which is...
05
Apr

A Guide to Bumthang

The tale of Bumthang begins with the tale of Gab (king) Sindhu Raja inviting Guru Rinpoche to the valley. The king had been seriously ill. Following Guru’s visit, the king...
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29
Mar

Thimphu Tshechu: Bhutan’s Most Coveted Festival

Thimphu Tshechu is a three-days religious festival that takes place in Thimphu, the capital. Thimphu Tshechu was established in the 15th century by the fourth Desi Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye, to...
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19
Mar

Is Bhutan Expensive?

Many times people have the misconception that visiting Bhutan is expensive, or that the process of visiting Bhutan is “hard”. There’s little truth to that as we break down and...
Haa Spring Festival
15
Mar

Haa Spring Festival

For the longest time, Haa remained largely undiscovered. Even though Bhutan opened its door to travelers in 1974, Haa opened to tourism in 2002. While this has helped the valley...
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12
Mar

Film Review: Mountain Man

We recently watched the documentary Mountain Man, directed by Arun Bhattarai. Set to compete in the 2025 Oscars, making it the first Bhutanese documentary to do so. Our protagonist, Phuntsho,...
Bhutanese New Year
07
Mar

Bhutanese New Year 

Last year, when a guest asked if anything special was happening during the Chinese New Year, we said, “Not really.” It made us think deeper. While Bhutan celebrates Losar (New...
04
Mar

Bhutan: From Guru Rinpoche to the Wangchuck Dynasty

In order to understand Bhutan, it is important to understand the men who shaped and founded Bhutan as we know today. Much of Bhutan’s recorded history begins in the 8th...
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