Category: Bhutan News & travel Updates

Renovation of Paro Ta dzong begins

Paro; Bhutan: Museum: Works on renovating the national museum in Paro has begun exactly 365 years after it was first built by the half-brother of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, La Ngonpa Tenzin Drukda.The museum hosted in the famous watchtower, Ta dzong, had suffered severe damage during the 6.9 magnitude September 18, 2011 earthquake, which had its […]

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Bangkok’s state of emergency lifted

The Thai Cabinet has decided to end the 60-day state of emergency that has been going on in Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Bang Phli district in Samut Prakan, and Lat Lum Kaeo district in Pathum Thani since January 22, 2014. The revocation of the emergency decree takes effect today. In order to ensure peace and order in […]

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The forbidden bridge in Gasa (Bhutan)

Belief: Gasa; Bhutan:  An iron bridge near the Gasa tshachu (river) leads to a dense forest where the local deity Dendup Norzang is believed to reside.The bridge, about 100m, opens only once in three years. It is for the natives to perform rituals to appease their local deity. And for the rest of the year, […]

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