Top Ten Pictures From Bhutan

During our short trip to Bhutan we saw so many beautiful areas. The country is very picturesque with beautiful mountain scenes and interesting architecture. These our our favourite pictures from our trip. 

1. Picturesque Tiger’s Nest Temple, perched on a small cliff, hundreds of meters off the ground, makes a spectacular photo and our favourite.  

Tiger's Nest Temple Complex
Tiger’s Nest Temple Complex

2. This view of Lake Tshophu with Mts. Jumolhari and Jichu Drakey reflecting off it, is one of the most beautiful scenes on the Jumolhari Yaksa trek. 

Mts Jumolhari and Jichu Drakey reflecting in Tshophu Lake
Mts Jumolhari and Jichu Drakey reflecting in Tshophu Lake

3. Built at the meeting of the Mo Chhu and Po Chhu (Rivers), Phunakha Dzong has the nicest setting of all of the Fortresses in Bhutan. 

Punakha Dzong (Fortress)
Punakha Dzong (Fortress)

4. This old meditation temple above the Tiger’s Nest Temple was built into a small hollow in the mountain. This unique setting is why we love this picture. 

Meditation Temple above Tiger's Nest
Meditation Temple above Tiger’s Nest

5. Trongsa Dzong  has the second best setting of the Fortresses in Bhutan. It’s a very imposing and impressive Fortress. 

Trongsa Dzong
Trongsa Dzong

6. The interior of Paro Dzong (Fortress) has both intricate detail and an imposing design. It felt magical inside.  

Inside Paro Dzong
Inside Paro Dzong

7. The three temples that make up Kurji Lhakhang (Temple) were built hundreds of years a part, but look like they belong together. 

Kurji Lhakhang (Temple)
Kurji Lhakhang (Temple)

8. We were lucky to see these monks practicing on their Dungchens (ceremonial trumpets) at their monastery in Thimphu.

Monks practicing Dungchen trumpets on the monastery grounds
Monks practicing Dungchen trumpets on the monastery grounds

9. Yaks waiting to be loaded with supplies in front of beautiful Mt. Jumolhari is a typical Himalayan scene.

Yaks being loaded up with supplies at Jumolhari Base Camp
Yaks being loaded up with supplies at Jumolhari Base Camp

10. A group of Buddhist chortens in front of these beautiful Himalayan peaks is a typical postcard view of Bhutan.

View from Jumolhari Base Camp
View from Jumolhari Base Camp

Honourable Mention – We love this picture of a Bhutanese farmer milking her yaks with a smile on her face.

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For extra pics from this trip go to Gallery/Bhutan. For extra pictures from other blogs go to Gallery at monkeystale.ca Click on a picture to view it as a slide show.

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