Cultural & Heritage Packages
Bhutan is the only country in the world to have adopted Mahayana Buddhism in its Tantric form as its official religion, is known as a country of devout Buddhists, the teachings of Buddhism remain strong in all aspects of people’s life even today.
Cultural heritage is an extremely important aspect of Bhutan and is one of the four pillars of Gross National Happiness Bhutan has long maintained a policy of strict isolationism, both culturally and economically, with the goal of preserving its cultural heritage and independence. Only in the last decades of the 20th century were foreigners allowed to visit the country, and only then in limited numbers. In this way, Bhutan has successfully preserved many aspects of its culture, which dates directly back to the mid-17th century.
The country retains its own unique traditions, and large numbers of cultural heritage and traditional techniques still play a significant role in people’s everyday lives. Typical tangible cultural heritage in Bhutan includes Dzong (building doubles as prefectural office and monastic center), Lhakhang (temples), Gompa (monastery), Chorten (Buddhist stupa), and old folk houses. Movable assets are represented by Buddhist-related such as Buddhist statues, paintings and scriptures. The most well-known intangible cultural heritage are a Tibetan Buddhist mask dance called Cham, a yearly festival called Tsechu, and traditional arts and crafts such as textiles.
After lunch, we pay a visit to the Punakha Dzong, a fortress constructed in 1637 by the Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, is one of the most photogenic of all Bhutan’s ancient fortresses, which is also the second oldest and largest dzong in Bhutan. Cantilever Bridge next to Punakha dzong– We cross the cantilever bridge to the other side of Po Chhu River to the other side. This wood covered bridge gives us a lovely view of the immediate surroundings. Then visit Chimi Lhakhang –five kilometers to the east of Punakha Dzong, It is a temple dedicated to Drukpa Kunley, affectionately called the divine madman. Night hold at the hotel in Punakha.
Desc:- Drive to the base of Taktsang Monastery and take a two and a half hike up to the Taktsang Monastery, through some groves of pine and rhododendron trees with views of the surrounding land changing increase in elevation. It is believed the Guru Rinpoche came flying here on the back of a tigress to meditate for three months.
Aater return to Paro Town and can spend the remaining time around the streets of Paro for shopping and visiting cafes and restaurants.
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