Sanne and I have visited Bhutan for 9 days and have returned this morning after an overnight flight from Kathmandu, through Dubai, to Amsterdam. Our 9 days in Bhutan were surrounded by a few days in Nepal, which allowed us to re-visit some places where we have also been in 2008 in and around the Kathmandu valley.
Travelling in Bhutan is an amazing experience; the "high quality, low volume" principle really holds up and the Bhutanese people do everything they can to make the stay of visitors as pleasant as they can. The people are very friendly, the country is very green (72% of the land is covered by forest) and the cultural and religious tradition are all around and play a very important role in everyday life.
We were lucky to also visit a yearly festival (Tsechu) in the Dzong (fortress like monastery / district town hall) in Jakar, in the Bhumtang valley, in central Bhutan. Together with the local people we engaged in the festival and watched many different religious mask dances.
This set contains 40 images from the past two weeks.
- Date Posted
- October 28th, 2012
- Canon EOS 5D Mark III
- Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.2 (Macintosh)
- 0.008 sec (1/125)
- Focal Length
- 105 mm
- EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
- EXIF Keywords
- Bhutan, Buddhists, Dzong, Monks, Punakha