What do you think of when you hear the word "Bhutan"? Until I visited Bhutan, I didn't have much of an image of the country, just a vague idea of the "Land of Happiness. During my trip to Bhutan, I had a chance to think about what the appeal of this country is. Located on the eastern edge of the Himalayas, Bhutan is at a high altitude and the clouds are very close. Bhutan is also known as the "Land of Thunder Dragons.

The scenery we encountered everywhere we went had a mystique and grandeur that made us feel as if dragons lived there. The people have a strong faith in Tibetan Buddhism, and good deeds are natural and bring compassion to the hearts of the people. From the land of Bhutan, I felt a peaceful air that made me feel at peace. I think this air itself is the charm of this country. I would like to convey this atmosphere through my photographs.

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Taktsang Palphug Monastery More Famous As Paro Taktsang Is A Buddhist Temple Complex Which Clings To A Cliff, 3120 Meters Above The Sea Level On The Side Of The Upper Paro Valley, Bhutan.

Taktsang Palphug Monastery More Famous As Paro Taktsang Is A Buddhist Temple Complex Which Clings To A Cliff, 3120 Meters Above The Sea Level On The Side Of The Upper Paro Valley, Bhutan.

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3 months ago

The look of peace

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As I Looked Around The Landscape, The First Thing That Struck Me Was How Close The Clouds Were. There Is A Theory That The Name Of The Country Originated From The Sanskrit Word "Bhutan," Meaning "Highland," And I Was Fascinated By The Cloud Formations That Only Highlands Can Produce.

As I Looked Around The Landscape, The First Thing That Struck Me Was How Close The Clouds Were. There Is A Theory That The Name Of The Country Originated From The Sanskrit Word "Bhutan," Meaning "Highland," And I Was Fascinated By The Cloud Formations That Only Highlands Can Produce.

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3 months ago

The horizon is finally reachable

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The Pobjica Valley In Wangdue Phodrang Province Is A Beautiful Valley Located Over 2,900 Meters Above Sea Level. It Is One Of The Largest Natural Wetlands In The Country.

The Pobjica Valley In Wangdue Phodrang Province Is A Beautiful Valley Located Over 2,900 Meters Above Sea Level. It Is One Of The Largest Natural Wetlands In The Country.

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Glynna Bowood
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3 months ago

You just can't take a hum drum photo of this spectacular landscape!

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In Bhutan, A Lot Of Rice Is Grown In Terraced Rice Fields In The Mountains.

In Bhutan, A Lot Of Rice Is Grown In Terraced Rice Fields In The Mountains.

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Glynna Bowood
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3 months ago

Look at that sky!

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Children's Daily Life

Children's Daily Life

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Tashichhoed-Dzong Is A Buddhist Monastery And Fortress On The Northern Edge Of The City Of Thimphu In Bhutan

Tashichhoed-Dzong Is A Buddhist Monastery And Fortress On The Northern Edge Of The City Of Thimphu In Bhutan

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Daily Life Of A Monk

Daily Life Of A Monk

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The Way To The Dzong

The Way To The Dzong

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Masked Dance

Masked Dance

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Bhutan Is Still A Developing Country, But The Spread Of Smartphones, Especially Among Young People, Is Remarkable.

Bhutan Is Still A Developing Country, But The Spread Of Smartphones, Especially Among Young People, Is Remarkable.

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Bhutan's Fortified Architectural "Dzong" Have A Unique Architectural Beauty.

Bhutan's Fortified Architectural "Dzong" Have A Unique Architectural Beauty.

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A Place Where A Huge Maniwheel Is Set Up. People Gather Around It And Chant The Mantra Of Guanyin Bodhisattva While Turning The Wheel All Day Long.

A Place Where A Huge Maniwheel Is Set Up. People Gather Around It And Chant The Mantra Of Guanyin Bodhisattva While Turning The Wheel All Day Long.

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Store Selling Grilled Corn

Store Selling Grilled Corn

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Courtyard Of Punaka-Dzong

Courtyard Of Punaka-Dzong

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3 months ago

The tree of seasons

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Tibetan Buddhism Has Been Deeply Rooted In Bhutan Since Long Ago. Tibetan Buddhist Monks Clad In Red Robes Can Be Seen Everywhere.

Tibetan Buddhism Has Been Deeply Rooted In Bhutan Since Long Ago. Tibetan Buddhist Monks Clad In Red Robes Can Be Seen Everywhere.

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Masks Of The Afterlife

Masks Of The Afterlife

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It Is Listed On The Red List Of Threatened Species. In Bhutan, The Whooping Crane Is Culturally And Historically Important And Is Revered As The "Bird Of Heaven.

It Is Listed On The Red List Of Threatened Species. In Bhutan, The Whooping Crane Is Culturally And Historically Important And Is Revered As The "Bird Of Heaven.

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The Pobjica Valley Is A Place Where Grazing Cows And Horses Live A Carefree Life.

The Pobjica Valley Is A Place Where Grazing Cows And Horses Live A Carefree Life.

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3 months ago

Wow

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I Love To Look At The Sky When I Travel. In Particular, The Clouds In Bhutan Leave A Deep Impression On Me. In One Of My Favorite Anime Movies, The Huge Clouds Are Called "Dragon's Nest," And I Can't Help But Wonder If There Are Dragons Lurking Behind The Clouds In Bhutan. I Can't Help But Think So.

I Love To Look At The Sky When I Travel. In Particular, The Clouds In Bhutan Leave A Deep Impression On Me. In One Of My Favorite Anime Movies, The Huge Clouds Are Called "Dragon's Nest," And I Can't Help But Wonder If There Are Dragons Lurking Behind The Clouds In Bhutan. I Can't Help But Think So.

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Glynna Bowood
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3 months ago

Love the different clouds in this picture.

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I Visited A Youth Center In The Ha Prefecture. It Is A Place Like School Children. I Had A Chance To Interact With The Children There. The Pure Expressions On The Children's Faces As They Listened Intently To The Stories Of Travelers From Other Countries Touched My Heart.

I Visited A Youth Center In The Ha Prefecture. It Is A Place Like School Children. I Had A Chance To Interact With The Children There. The Pure Expressions On The Children's Faces As They Listened Intently To The Stories Of Travelers From Other Countries Touched My Heart.

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3 months ago

The curiosity, the enchantment, the pure look of admiration ❤

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Monkey Of Good Omen Langur

Monkey Of Good Omen Langur

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Among The Traditional Cultures Of Bhutan, Handloom Has Its Roots In National Dress. The Technique Of Handloom Weaving, Which Is Extremely Beautiful, Has Been Handed Down From Grandmother To Mother, And From Mother To Daughter, Generation To Generation.

Among The Traditional Cultures Of Bhutan, Handloom Has Its Roots In National Dress. The Technique Of Handloom Weaving, Which Is Extremely Beautiful, Has Been Handed Down From Grandmother To Mother, And From Mother To Daughter, Generation To Generation.

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Land Of Happiness

Land Of Happiness

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3 months ago

Just. Wow.

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Prayer

Prayer

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Children's Daily Life 2

Children's Daily Life 2

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Dalsin, The White Flag Of Offering

Dalsin, The White Flag Of Offering

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In The Village Of Lobesa, Which Is Home To Chimi Lhakhang, Known As The "Temple Of Childbirth," There Are Huge Paintings Of Male Genitalia Everywhere. It Is Called "Po" In Bhutan, And Has Taken Root In The Land As A Charm Against Evil. It Is A Very Mysterious Village.

In The Village Of Lobesa, Which Is Home To Chimi Lhakhang, Known As The "Temple Of Childbirth," There Are Huge Paintings Of Male Genitalia Everywhere. It Is Called "Po" In Bhutan, And Has Taken Root In The Land As A Charm Against Evil. It Is A Very Mysterious Village.

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3 months ago

In India, some temples( especially the Khajuraho Temple) have intricately carved sculptures of people copulating and depict various forms of coitus. People of yore believed sex to be a holy ritual.

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Tarchos Are One Of The Beliefs Of Tibetan Buddhism, Where The Words And Pictures On The Five-Colored Flags Flutter In The Wind To Indicate That The Sutra Has Been Recited.

Tarchos Are One Of The Beliefs Of Tibetan Buddhism, Where The Words And Pictures On The Five-Colored Flags Flutter In The Wind To Indicate That The Sutra Has Been Recited.

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When We Visited The Gante Temple, The Largest Temple In Western Bhutan Of The Nyingma Sect Of Tibetan Buddhism, We Were Right In The Middle Of A Festival.

When We Visited The Gante Temple, The Largest Temple In Western Bhutan Of The Nyingma Sect Of Tibetan Buddhism, We Were Right In The Middle Of A Festival.

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Innocent

Innocent

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Tsechu Is The Most Famous Of The Many Festivals In Bhutan.

Tsechu Is The Most Famous Of The Many Festivals In Bhutan.

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The Living Room Of My Homestay Family's House.

The Living Room Of My Homestay Family's House.

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Local Villages, House Construction.

Local Villages, House Construction.

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Chili Is One Of The Most Eaten Vegetables In Bhutan.

Chili Is One Of The Most Eaten Vegetables In Bhutan.

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Traditional Bhutanese Food Is Very Spicy. However, Emadazi (Stewed Chili Peppers With Cheese), Which Is Mildly Spicy Thanks To The Cheese, Is Relatively Easy To Eat. It Is A Popular National Dish.

Traditional Bhutanese Food Is Very Spicy. However, Emadazi (Stewed Chili Peppers With Cheese), Which Is Mildly Spicy Thanks To The Cheese, Is Relatively Easy To Eat. It Is A Popular National Dish.

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The Appearance Of An Elderly Woman Standing In The Kitchen.

The Appearance Of An Elderly Woman Standing In The Kitchen.

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