Living TRAVEL
THE KINGDOM OF BHUTAN
a Buddhist country
 

Travelling East from Thimphu, featuring Dochula Pass and the Punakha Dzong
 

Views from the road
 


A monastery high on the hill - close-up below
 

 

 

 

 

Traditional farm house - note decoration and open roof
 

Views from Dochula Pass
 

Panorama of the Himalayas reflected in the windows of a restaurant
 

 

Gangkhar Puensum (7570 m) is the highest mountain in Bhutan and the highest unclimbed mountain in the world
 

Drukwangyal Lhakhang (temple) at Dochula Pass
 


 

 
 

 

 

  

The Druk Wangyal Khangzang cluster of 108 Namgyal Khangzang Chortens at Dochula Pass
 


 

 

 

Details of one of the 108 chortens
 

Preparing building or road materials by hand
 

Punakha Dzong -constructed by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1637-38
(Punakha was the capital of Bhutan until 1955)

 


 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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