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If you are travelling to Bhutan then certainly it would mean that you have the Basic knowledge about Tourism in Bhutan. That Bhutan is a high value destination.
You must have already done a little bit of research about this tiny Himalayan kingdom. Bhutan must be in everyone’s bucket list, it is a must visit destination and why not? It is the country of Gross National Happiness, the first carbon negative country with strict policies and rules and measures its happiness in terms of GNH instead of GDP.
1. Time travel: A rare place to visit with no crowd at all. You will feel like you travelled back in time. Thimphu is not a typical modern city. You will not find McDonalds or KFCs, Bhutan is plain and simple. However today, Bhutan is at par with any other country in the world with all the latest amenities of Modern Life.
2. Buddhism: Life in Bhutan is strictly guided by Buddhism and Buddhist philosophies. Buddhist Monasteries, prayer flags and monks are a prominent feature of Bhutan. Chanting of Prayers and little monks smiling and at peace is just what you need to see to understand the Peace that prevails in Bhutan.
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Bhutan on 14th-16 April 2016. The much loved royal couple prince William and Kate Middleton were received in a traditional Chipdrel ceremony (A ceremony reserved for Royalty), audience by Their Majesties, The King and Queen of Bhutan in Tashichodzong in the afternoon of 14th April.
On the royal couple's visit to the kingdom, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tried their hand at archery (Bhutan's national sport) in the Changlimithang National stadium, the Match was hosted by HRH Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuk.
1. Hike to Taktsang Monastery. Also known as the Tiger’s nest. This monastery has become an icon for Tourism in Bhutan. It is the most visited places in Bhutan and is becoming a famous tourist attraction all over Asia. With the recent Royal visit of Prince William and Kate Middleton, this place has seen a huge boost in the tourist influx to the monastery.
2. Visit the Dzong and lhakang. Another landmark in Bhutan is set by these mega structures called Dzong. All of them were built centuries ago with traditional architecture and is the hallmark of Bhutanese Art. Each Dzong is unique in architecture, and has unique legends behind their marvelous creations. While lhakang are similar in structure yet they are much smaller and are religious centers and temples dedicated to Guru Rinpoche and local deities or saints of Bhutan.
The veteran Bollywood Actress Waheeda Rehman’s son Sohail Rekhy got married to Dechhen Pelden in Paro, Bhutan on June 7th, 2016 at Uma Resort Paro.
The wedding was a traditional Bhutanese Wedding ceremony, held at a temple on top of a hill attended by just the two families, Rehmans and Peldens, including Veteran actress Helen Khan and Asha Parekh. After the ceremony they drove to Hotel Gangtey Palace where the reception was held. The Wedding was graced by The Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk and her children HRH Prince Dasho Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck and Princess Sonam Dechhen Wangchuk.
The popular Hongkong celebrity couple Carina Lau and Tony Leung Chiu Wai got married in Bhutan the exotic destination for tourists on 21st July, 2008.
The Couple tied the knot in a traditional Buddhist ceremony at Uma Paro. The ceremony was attended by about 80 guests, including singer Faye Wong, former actress Lin Ching-hsia and singer Kenny Bee, attended the ceremony. Celebrities such as actors Chang Chen, Hu Jun, Ti Lung, actresses Cecilia Yip, Deborah Li, and directors Wong Kar Wai and Stanley Kwan were also present.