Catching my breath under the pretext of sketching at the waterfall that dropped 200 ft into a scared pool as the clouds hung low. The cliff was enveloped in fluttering prayer flags, it’s fissures packed with tsa-tsas, small reliquaries containing ashes of the dead. One last mean looking flight of steps to reach Taktsang hugging the summit at 3000 ft above the Paro Valley. The journey was as stunning as the sight!
Taktsang Palphug Monastery is a cluster of smaller temples hanging precariously from a rocky cliff,3000 ft above the Paro Valley. Justifying my sketching break while climbing (huffing and puffing) some brutally steep steps carved in the jagged face of the mountain! #bhutan #traveljournal #tigersnestmonastery
Druk Wangyal Lhakhang
A snow covered mountain pass at 10,171 ft on the way from Thimphu to Punakha with a panoramic view of the stunning Himalayas! Druk Wangyal Chortens is a cluster of 108 chortens (stupas) built in memory of Bhutanese soldiers killed in the 2003 war against insurgents from India.
Riverside Raidak popularly known as Wang Chhu is a trans-boundary tributary of the Brahmaputra river. It marks its presence by flowing through Bhutan, India and Bangladesh.
Made entirely of wood and mud brick, a Dzong is a majestic edifice with towering wings and huge courtyards adorned in gorgeously intricate Buddhist motifs (and prayer wheels).
A Dzong is split into two equal wings with distinct functions - administrative and spiritual. While one part is reserved for the government offices the other houses the monks. This unique structure is indicative of the duality of power between religious and administrative forces of Bhutan.
Paro Main Market