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Cycling across the Himalayas

Colin Hinshelwood - chinshelwood [123]

The 1,200-km Highway 318 from Lhasa to Kathmandu has suddenly become one of the most fashionable, gruelling and wondrous trails for international mountain bikers. Originally an artery of the famed...

Destinations: Nepal | Lhasa | Thimphu | Himalayas | Tibet | Bhutan
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Sports

Gantey Gompa

Kim Indresano - kindresano [1,077]

Gantey Gompa is the monastery of Phobjika Valley. Its golden roof has particular significance for the revered black neck cranes who migrate here from Ladakh for the winter and use the roof as a point...

Destinations: Thimphu | Bhutan
Topics: Religion | Traditions | Architecture
View from Dochu La pass towards the Himalayas

Landscapes of Bhutan

Doug Mendel - dmendel [697]

A story told with photos.

Destinations: Thimphu | Bhutan
Topics: Travel | Photography | Nature

Bhutan bucks regional trend in attitude to women

Agence-France Presse AFP - Global [28,663]

In the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, which only recently opened its doors to the modern world, women own land and inherit property, are often the family decision-makers and are even flocking to enter...

Destinations: Thimphu | Bhutan
Topics: People | 20th Century History | Traditions

A Call for Chopsticks

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,318]

As an ongoing motif in my new ThingsAsian Dinner & a Movie weblog format, I want to include chopsticks in all my photos. However, since I live in a small city in California with no Asian markets or...

Destinations: Thimphu | Bhutan
Topics: Culture | Food

Stamps of Bhutan

ThingsAsian - ta [3,710]

A story told with photos.

Destinations: Thimphu | Bhutan

Lobeysa Village

Kim Indresano - kindresano [1,077]

Balancing on raised grassy compact walkways, we make our way through the rice fields of Lobeysa. This village is located in a serene valley after crossing Dochu La Pass at 10,000 feet. Here we meet...

Destinations: Thimphu | Bhutan
Topics: Culture | Agriculture | Traditions
Two Friends. Paro, Bhutan.

About Bhutan

Agence-France Presse AFP - Global [28,663]

Facts about the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan Bhutan, which will move to a democratic government in 2008 after 100 years of monarchy, lies nestled in the Himalayas between India and China with one...

Destinations: Thimphu | Bhutan


Kim Indresano - kindresano [1,077]

There is one main winding east-west road in Bhutan. It's in good shape but quite narrow and slow-going and we frequently halt for oncoming cars, trucks and livestock. From Paro to Thimphu, two of the...

Destinations: Thimphu | Bhutan
Topics: Culture | People | Nature

Sacred Sites of Bhutan

Kim Indresano - kindresano [1,077]

We have never seen anything like the enormous fortress monasteries, called Dzongs. Their size is truly impressive and they reign as the center of cultural and religious life, and once served as...

Destinations: Thimphu | Bhutan
Topics: Culture | Religion | Traditions
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