Bhutan

Bhutan is on my travel list ever since I get to know about it. It’s a country measured by Gross National Happiness (GNH) index. It sounds like a happy country to me. GNH is a term coined by the Fourth King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck in the 1970s. The remote kingdom opened its border […]

Thimphu Dzong

Thimphu Dzong is the largest Dzong in Bhutan and it’s also the working office for the current King. The Dzong is open 5 pm – 6 pm on Monday to Friday, 8 am – 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday. During winter, it’s open 8 am -5 pm on Saturday and Sunday. The locals need to wear a long white […]

Kuensel Phodrang

This super huge Buddha is located at Kuensel Phodrang. The 169 feet bronze statue of Buddha Dordenma, Vajra Throne Buddha symbolize indestructibility. It’s an investment by Singaporeans and local Bhutanese. As it is still under construction, the big Buddha is not open to the public. There’s a big piece of pure gold embedded on the forehead […]