Visitors 5
Modified 9-Feb-16
Created 6-Feb-16
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We traveled for two weeks in Bhutan, sandwiched between India and China in the Himalaya range, as a small group of four of us.
The Pilot announces Everest as we fly from India to Paro, Bhutan.  The only jet airport.Takin - the national animal - part goat and antelope looking.Thimphu - the capital city and valley.A new Golden Buddha monument being built outside Thimpu on the mountainsideDochu La (Pass) with the 108 Stupas and wonderful view of high Himalayas to the north.Guide to the peaksTwo hundred year old farm house in the Phobijikha Valley.Gadgety Monastery on ridge high above the Phobjikha valley.Shake roof, but no nailsPrayer water wheels - this one was on a trail we hiked.The Truck that makes Asia function.  This one is hauling potatoes to India.We encountered yaks coming down out of the high alpine countryThe are seriously trying to live up to this vision.  Community managed forests were common.Pounded dirt wall being built in the old style.Just heat up the rocks, let a little river water in and bath along side the river.Prayer flags wave at you frequentlyMany ways to dry peppers. Good example of how everyday windows have elaborate paintingPeople dry many types of foods in their yard and porches.

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Keywords:Bhutan, Buddhism, Paro, Thimpu