Thimphu, Bhutan

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Our armchair travels take us from India to Bhutan a Buddhist kingdom on the eastern edge of the Himalayas. It is a country known for its monasteries, fortresses or dzongs and dramatic landscapes. We are going to take a look at the capital Thimphu which lies in a valley in the country’s western interior. The city is the seat of government and known for its Buddhist sites.

thi trashyTrashi Chhoe Dzong is an impressive fortress that sits on the west bank of the Wang Chhu. This was the site of the formal coronation of the fifth king in 2008 and it hosts the city’s biggest annual annual celebration, the colorful tsechu festivities. The name of this dzong means Fortress of the Glorious Religion. It was once home to the National Assembly and now is home to the Secretariat, the Throne Room and offices of the King and the Ministries of Home…

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