discover bhutan - a journey to fascinating bhutan
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- 1. Discover Bhutan Land of the Thunder Dragon
2. Nestled in the Himalayas, at the borders with Tibet, Nepal & India, Bhutan, Druk Yul or Land of the Thunder Dragon as the Bhutanese call it, will be welcoming you! For long it remained out of reach to Travellers and thus has been able to preserve its independence and its culture. Traditions constantly mingled with religion give the rhythm of the daily life. Today, it is one of the last bastions of Tibetan Buddhism. Discover Bhutan 3. Destination Paro 4. The small capital of Bhutan - PARO Kyichu Lhakhang Temple, built in the seventh century. This is one of the 108 temples built by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo. This temple marks the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan. Taktsang Monastery, the most famous of Bhutanese monasteries. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery hence it is called Tigers Nest. 5. Destination Thimphu Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress in Bhutan, built in 1627. It is now the School of Buddhist Studies. Trashichhodzong, the beautiful medieval fortress/monastery which houses most of the Government's office and King's Throne room It is also the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot. 6. Destination Punakha The impressive Punakha Dzong, home to the remains of Bhutans first ruler, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, and the winter residence of the monastic orders leader and his entourage of monks. Enjoy a dramatic drive over the high mountain pass of Dochu La and on to the Phobjikha Valley passing through dense forests and oak, rhododendron tress. 7. Destination Tongsa The massive Trongsa Dzong, the ancestral abode of Bhutans Royal family. 8. Bhumtang Bhumtang Valley, renowned for its orange groves. Bhumtang Valley, one of the most sacred in Bhutan, is home to countless legends. Guru Rimpoche meditated there in the eighth century. It is in this valley that are burned all the kings of Bhutan. 9. Hotels in Bhutan Le groupe Amankora Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang. Taj Tashi Timphu Uma Paro Hotel Zhiwa Ling 10. Amankora Amankora has five nature-linked lodges nestled along a path of edifying momentum uncovering the richness of a pristine cultural and biogenetic evolution, deeply entrenched in the spectacular Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. 11. Amankora Paro Thirty minutes from Paros international airport, the lodge contrasts rustic with contemporary design, featuring natural rammed-earth walls and a gentle sloping roof. The Spa which includes a sauna, steam room, five treatment rooms with hot stone baths, changing rooms and a glass-walled yoga suite. There are six dwellings with four suites each, two on the ground floor and two on the upper floor so 24 Suites. 12. Amankora Thimphu The lodge incorporates tall, white-washed stone buildings accessed through an enclosed entrance court. The Spa includes three treatment rooms, a steam room and changing areas. Two dwellings house a total of 16 suites 13. Amankora Punakha Accessed by crossing a suspension bridge over the Mo Chhu, the lodge is centred by a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse built by a former Je Kempo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan). The Spa with two treatment rooms, a steam room, changing areas and a yoga/meditation room. Eight suites, located in three rammed-earth dwellings, are situated in an orange orchard with views across the rice fields and up the Punakha Valley. 14. Amankora Gangtey Floor-to-ceiling windows in the combined Living and Dining Room offer beautiful views over the expansive Phobjikha Valley. Spa facilities include two treatment rooms and changing areas. The eight suites are identical to those of Amankora Thimphu, offering an open plan bedroom and bathing area. 15. Amankora Bumthang Overlooking established orchards and nestled near the grounds of one of Bhutan's royal palaces The Spa is composed of three treatment rooms, a steam room and changing areas. Accessed through an impressive stone-clad hallway, 16 guest suites are situated in four separate dwellings, each containing two suites on the ground floor and two on the upper floor. 16. Taj Tashi Timphu Set in the heart of the Thimphu Valley, the Taj Tashi, is a gateway to a land steeped in mythology and magic. The mountain kingdom of Bhutan remains one of the old worlds last few strongholds, as yet unspoilt by civilization. Adorned with classical hand-drawn Buddhist murals, its 66 elegant guestrooms afford guests striking highlights of the regions art and colour. 17. Accomodation 66 Rooms and Suites: 48 Deluxe Rooms 4 Deluxe Rooms avec balcon priv 5 Luxury Rooms 3 Deluxe Suites 2 Duplexe Suites 4 Luxury Suites Facilities and Services SPA, fitness Centre, Restaurants and Bars, Swimming Pool. 18. Uma Paro Uma Paro offers exceptional style in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. Reflecting an understated philosophy of quiet comfort in a unique, culture-rich location, this inland retreat is also dedicated to activity and adventure. Our rooms and suites are located in glades planted with azaleas, maximising views of forest, mountains and the Paro Valley. Materials include handcrafted stone, wood and tiles. The main building, formerly a Bhutanese noblemans home, forms the hotels heart. 19. Accomodation 29 Rooms Superior Rooms Deluxe Rooms COMO Suites One Bedroom Villas COMO Villa Facilities and Services Fitness Centre, Currency Exchange, Gift Shop, Beauty Salon, Outdoor Pool, Massage Centre, SPA. 20. Hotel Zhiwa Ling The 45-room Zhiwa Ling hotel combines the sensibilities of a fine Bhutanese guesthouse with the best of 21st Century technology. Set on 10 acres, Zhiwa Ling has many amenities available to guests. Five years in the making, Zhiwa Ling is a tribute to the ornate architectural arts of Bhutan. Every part of the hotel is handmade, from the massive hand-carved wooden beams to the seemingly endless designs of the colorful, hand-painted ceilings and walls. Honoring the spiritual heritage of this ancient Buddhist kingdom, a temple has been built into the second floor of the hotel, made with 450-year-old timbers from the famous Gangtey Monastery, the crowning glory of this new cultural landmark. 21. Accomodation 45 Suites Junior Suites One-bedroom Suites Royal Raven Suite Facilities and Services Fitness Centre, Currency Exchange, Gift Shop, Beauty Salon, Outdoor Pool, Massage Centre, SPA. 22. Thank you ! Discover India