Category: Bhutan News & travel Updates

Annual Art Festival (Thimphu: Bhutan)

Thimphu: Bhutan: This is to inform that Annual Art Festival 2014 will be held from 29th September to 5th October 2014. During the Festival there will be an Exhibition and Sale organised by SABAH (SAARC Business Association for Home Based Workers) and VAST. The festival will be at VAST centre, Tarayana Building, Chubachu, Thimphu and […]

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Takin – National Animal of Bhutan

  The national animal figures in Bhutan history as an object of fascination to various English visitors  Thimphu: Bhutan: In 1905, a British political officer photographed a baby Takin in Bhutan, in its natural habitat.  In doing so, John Claude White (1853-1918) became the first European to obtain documentary evidence of the ungulate animal.  Until […]

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Prayer Flags

  WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO?  The concept of prayer flags partly originates from the culture of worshipping books, using scriptures in various forms. In ancient India, Buddhists treated books as an object of worship. They would write the books, store them in special receptacles and venerate them. Books were written on palm leaves […]

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3rd Haa summer festival draws 134 tourists

Tourism: Haa: Bhutan: The third Haa summer festival this year managed to draw 134 international tourists, the highest so far, since its initiation in 2011. The festival is a part of Tourism Council of Bhutan’s (TCB) effort in promoting Bhutan as a year-round tourist destination. Showcasing the traditional culture, nomadic lifestyles and unique Bhutanese cuisines, […]

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Increased Frequency for Kathmandu Sector

Paro: Bhutan; As per the revised MOU signed between Nepal and Bhutan, additional frequencies to/from Kathamandu with the ATR on Wednesday , Friday and Saturday have been added to the existing summer schedule for 2014 effective 1August 2014 up to the end of the summer schedule as below: 1,6,8,9,13,15,16,20,22,23,27,29,30 August 2014 as below: KB410/PBHKTM/0830-0935HRS/ATR/ALL TIMES […]

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Tango’s Murals may be saved.

Thimphu: Bhutan:Heritage: Experts from the United Kingdom said that the rare and precious mural painting on the walls of Tango monastery could be saved without much disturbance to the structure. David Michelmore, director of a consultancy for conservation and development, based in the UK, and professor David Park, director of the wall painting conservation department of […]

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JOMOLHARI MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL 2014

This year the Jumolhari Mountain Festival 2014 will be held on 8th and 9th of October 2014 at Dango Jong (School area), half an hour before Jangothang campsite (Jumolhari base camp). The festival celebrates the culture of the communities living in close proximity to endangered snow leopards. “A community based initiative for the conservation of snow leopards” […]

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Haa Summer Festival 2014: Show casing the rich alpine flowers, folklore and culture

Haa Summer Festival 2014 to be held on 5th and 6th July 2014 at Haa. This year the festival will be held only for two days i.e. 5th and 6th July 2014. Set among pristine lakes and high alpine valleys, the Haa summer festival is a lively and uplifting celebration of traditional living-culture, nomadic lifestyles, unique Bhutanese cuisine, […]

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Grand inauguration of Tara lhakhang at Pangrizampa (Thimphu) Bhutan.

The one-storied temple was constructed under the aegis of Her Majesty the Queen Mother Thimphu:Bhutan: His Majesty the King, His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and members of the royal family will grace the consecration ceremony of the newly constructed Tara Lhaden Zhingkham lhakhang at Pangrizampa, Thimphu. His Holiness the 70th Je Khenpo, Trulku Jigme Choedra, […]

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Thailand situation normalizes… at least for tourists and visitors

BANGKOK, THAILAND – It seems that professionals of tourism have been heard. After five days of a rather strictly enforced curfew from 10 pm to 5 am, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) decided on Wednesday morning to relax curfew hours to midnight until 4 am. A move which will bring some life back in Bangkok streets in the […]

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Tashi Air acquires Airbus

Aviation Paro: Bhutan: Indicating its intention to continue competing in the international aviation sector, Tashi Air (Bhutan Airlines) received a 122-seater Airbus A319 aircraft, painted in the company’s own livery and flying the Tashi logo on its tail yesterday. The A319, named “Rimp”, which is printed under its windshield, after the founder of Tashi Group, the […]

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