After spending a part of vacation in Nepal Mr. Marcinkowski Lech from Poland flew to Paro, the one and only international airport in Bhutan. He landed at Bhutanese Airport on 15 November, 2012. His itinerary in Bhutan had sightseeing tour of Bhutanese capital Thimpu, the sightseeing tour of Paro and a day hike to Taktsang Monastery.
Students in their school dresses.
Thimpu 2400m, is the city with unique mixture of modern development and the traditional culture. The paintings and statues at Memorial Chorten reflects the insightful Buddhist philosophy. The stupa was built in 1974AD in the memory of Bhutanese 3rd king, Late His Majesty King Jingme Dorji Wangchuk. Simtokha Dzong, built in 1627 is popular for noteworthy artistic feature. Similarly, Folk Heritage Museum, National Library, Weekend Markets, Craft Bazaars and many other places in Thimpu worth a thorough visit.
Display of arts- Kyercho Dzong.
Paro 2200m, is the home of scenic beauty, the oldest monasteries and temples of Bhutan and numerous myths and legends. the northern end of the Paro Valley shines with Mt. Chomolhari 7314m, which is the base of Paro River down through the deep gorges. The most fertile valley in Bhutan, Paro is also the home of Dzongs (fortress). Ringpung, Ta, Drukgyel are the popular Dzongs in Paro. Besides, the most popular Monastery in Bhutan Tiger Nest lies on a cliff 900m above on the Paro valley.
Tiger Nest is also known as Taktsang Monastery. It is a prominent sacred Buddhist Monastery which was first built in 1692 AD. The elegant structure built around the cave by Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye holds the numerous myths and legends.
Monastery on the cliff- Taktsang Monastery.
After encountering with all the possible tourism sites in Bhutan Mr. Lech departed from Paro on 19 November 2012.
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Trekking in Mustang from Jomsom to Lo Manthang and back was exceptional. We stayed at Fishtail Lodge in Pokhara .It was very good. We can only recommend a stay there. Likewise for Soaltee in Kathmandu.