Bhutan is where modern and traditional are seamlessly blended
The best part about Bhutan is the way, the country has retained its traditional Buddhist culture while embracing the modernity of life. The land adheres to the doctrines of Buddhism and follows their traditions and culture, yet they are liberal enough to accept the modern life and be open to the world around them. This is indeed a very powerful character and something that we have noticed during our entire Bhutan trip. Our driver, for example, would always put on his traditional Bhutanese attire before entering any Dzong. I also liked the way the Bhutanese people respected their own culture and adhered to the rules of their government.
Places to visit in Bhutan
Presenting Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan
Paro is Bhutan’s, historical heart
Paro, the historical town of Bhutan has the only international airport in the country. It is situated in a picturesque valley and is a perfect place for the nature lovers. The best part of Paro was the trek to the Taktshang Monastery or the Tiger’s Nest Monastery. The trek was mesmerizing and got better with every passing moment. The panoramic view from the monastery was worth all the pains of the strenuous climb. The Museum and the Paro Dzong are the other places that you can visit in Paro. Other places of interest in Bhutan are the Punakha Valley, Haa Valley, and Bumthang. While in Bhutan, do not miss the beautiful Dzongs that also serve as government offices in some places.
Bhutan is the pioneer of “High Value, Low Impact” tourism
Bhutan has subscribed to a “High Value, low impact” brand of tourism. They have opened the gates of tourism to the world but on their own terms. This makes Bhutan truly unique and a happy country welcomes its visitors with open arms.
Author Bio –
Meet Amrita and Agni, contributors of this wonderful post on Bhutan. They are inquisitive, adventure-seeking, nature lovers, history buffs and food lovers. Do follow their blog, Tale of 2 Backpackers in which is all about their experiences, misadventures and travel stories as we travel across India. Driven by curiosity, they travel, learn, observe and celebrate life while trying to understand the places, people, culture, and cuisines. When not maintaining their regular urban life, they can be found trekking in the wilderness of Himalayas or in some obscure and nondescript place in the heartwarming company of a gracious host. You can follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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