The remarkable and steep descent into the Paro valley is an awe-inspiring beginning to an adventure of a lifetime.
Gross National Happiness is a holistic and sustainable approach to development, which balances material and non-material values with the conviction that humans want to search for happiness. It was as simple as that back then when our Great Fourth King of Bhutan founded the GNH concept in the early 1970s. With time, the whole world… Continue reading Gross National Happiness of a Common Man
Filled up with phallus all over the valley, there stands the Temple of Fertility (Chime Lhakhang) on a round hillock which is viewed by the locals as a shape of a woman’s breast. There was a time when the Divine Mad Man (Lama Drukpa Kunley) subdued the demon of Dochula using his magic thunderbolt of… Continue reading The Phallus Valley
In Bhutan, all the natural elements like mountains, rivers, rocks and even the tress have been revered and considered sacred for centuries as the abode of local deities and gods.