At the entrance of Chimi Lhakhang in Punakha, Bhutan
One of the most visible religious structures in Thimphu is a large Tibetan-style chorten (monument) known as the Memorial Chorten. It was built in 1974 as a memorial to the 3rd King of Bhutan. However, unlike other chortens of a similar nature, the stupa does not house the mortal remains of the King; only his photo in a ceremonial dress adorns a hall on the ground floor
Dochula Pass and the 100 stupas, Bhutan
River in the Kingdom of Happiness
The Pho Chhu river in Punakha. This river joins with the Mo Chhu rive to become the Puna Tsang Chhu. This shot was taken from the suspension bridge in Punakha, Bhutan. March 2018
View of the city of Paro from the National Museum
Thimpu Clock Tower
Thimpu, Bhutan. March 2018
Bhutan, March 2018
Budha Dordenma Statue
Thimpu, March 2018
The Punakha Dzong , also known as the ' Palace of Great Happiness' is one of the most beautiful Dzongs in Bhutan. A dzong is a fortified building that incorporates both administrative and monastic institutions. The dzongs in Bhutan serve as a focal point for the local community such as during Tsechus (religious festivals) and showcases the country’s artistic and intellectual heritage. Dzongs are usually built on hill tops or high ground for defensive reasons and tend to dominate the main towns of Bhutan.
This is the second oldest and largest Dzong and was built in the early 16th century. Visited and photographed in March 2018
Tamchog Lhakhang Iron Bridge
The bridge is located on the Paro-Thimpu highway and is the only way to get to the Tamchog Monastry. This iron chain suspension bridge was built in the late 14th/early 15 centuries. Paro, March 2018
The Pho Chhu river in the beautiful Punakha-Wangdue valley in Bhutan which is aptly described as the Kingdom of Happiness. March 2018.