Bhutan October 28th, 2012 More

Bhutan

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
Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark III 
Software
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.2 (Macintosh) 
Exposure
0.008 sec (1/125) 
Aperture
f/5.0 
ISO
400 
Focal Length
105 mm 
Lens
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 
EXIF Keywords
Bhutan, Buddhists, Dzong, Monks, Punakha
Pashupatinath Sadhu Download original
Swayambunath Prayer Wheels Download original
Swayambunath Scripture Download original
Bhaktapur Kite Runner Download original
Passing Everest Download original
Memorial Chorten procession Download original
View from Pele La (3500m) Download original
Archery in Trongsa Download original
Ritual in Jakar Monastery Download original
Tsechu Spectators Download original
Tsechu ritual dance Download original
Tsechu in Jakar Dzong Download original
Tsechu from Above Download original
Dance of the Stags Download original
Bhutanese School Girls Download original
Monks in Punakha Dzong Download original
Punakha Dzong from the bridge Download original
Grandmother and Child Download original
Gross National Happiness Download original
Dochu La's 108 chortens (3140m) Download original
Tiger's Nest from the forest Download original
Prayer flags at Tiger's Nest Download original
Selling Colors Download original
Durbar Square Nailclipping Download original
Palace guard at Durbar Square Download original
Homework on the Rooftop Download original