Travel Bhutan - Witness the Rich Culture and Heritage
Bhutan is an extraordinary place to visit. Known as the "Land of the Thunder Dragon," Bhutan is situated in the Himalayas between Tibet and India.
When you travel to Bhutan, you will witness the stunning natural beauty that will surely steal your heart away. Bhutan offers a rich culture and heritage to visitors that make it a unique place to visit.
Travel Bhutan to experience the tradition of Vajrayan Buddhism, which remains largely intact in all aspects of life in Bhutan. It is a harmonious society that is deeply rooted in its religiosity and culture, and has been blessed with a pristine environment, consequently it is often called “The Last Shangri-La”.
The history of Bhutan dates back to the Ice Age, although the earliest historical evidence is that of the seventh century when Guru Rinpoche established monasteries in Bhutan. The current King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, is responsible for introducing the “Gross National Happiness” or GNH that measures the standard of living in Bhutan.
Interestingly, living standards in Bhutan are not determined by wealth or a strong economy, but rather by the happiness in the society. This is why, when you travel to Bhutan, you will notice that Bhutanese enjoy comfortable lifestyles despite living in a poor country in economic terms.
Bhutan Cultural Tours
There are several sightseeing options available for Bhutan tours that you can enjoy. A large number of tourists go for cultural tours, where they experience popular destinations in Bhutan by road. This allows them to see much of Bhutan in less time. Popular destinations in Bhutan include Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdue and Jakar. Other cities in Bhutan are Mongar, Phuentsholing, Sandrup, Jongkhar, Trashigang, Trongsa, and Zhemganag, which is a perfect place to explore wildlife.
Trekking and hiking are other best ways to see and experience local culture and places in Bhutan. When you travel to Bhutan, you definitely want to check out the Snowman Trek. This trek is one of the most difficult treks in Bhutan because of its distance, altitude, weather conditions and remoteness. The best time for this trek is between mid-June and mid-October.
If you want to travel Bhutan to experience something unique, then you should absolutely check out Bhutanese villages. These offer incredibly picturesque sights and a chance to take a closer look at the indigenous values and traditional Buddhist teachings. The buildings in these villages are made from traditional materials and display customary art. In contrast, you can also find concrete structures in towns with less green spaces.
In addition to scenery, the things that you need to see for sure when you travel to Bhutan are Kurje Lhakhang in Jakar, Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest) in Paro, Singye Dzong, Lhuentse, and dzongs, which are the ancient fortresses now used as administrative offices.