Bhutan is a tiny Buddhist kingdom in Asia, the size of Switzerland with its inhabitants of 700,000 people scattered across lofty mountains and deep valleys. The country’s thick untouched forests are home to some of the most fascinating endangered species in the planet.
Buddhism became popular and the ancient bon practice disappeared in the eighth century when Guru Padmasambhava, a tantric Buddhist master, visited the country to settle a dispute between two rival kings.
Besides the Dzongs, Bhutan is also dotted with thousands of beautiful temples and monasteries. Dzongs, temples, monasteries, prayer flags and typical traditional Bhutanese houses are common scenes in Bhutan especially in rural areas.
The Paro Taktshang or the Tiger’s Nest Monastery located in western Bhutan is considered one of the holiest sites not just for Bhutanese but for Buddhist followers over the world. Read More