Saturday, July 11, 2009

On the first day of the Paro Tshechu

Friday, July 10, 2009

More Paro Tshechu

B is for Bhutan

Thursday, July 9, 2009

At the Paro Tshechu

April 6,2009, opening day of the Paro Tshechu (festival) at The Paro Dzong, one of the main social gatherings of the year.

Attendees are decked out in their finest garb, as crowds gather to watch the ceremonial dances.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Spinning the prayer wheel

A devotee spins the prayer wheels while passing the temple.

Automated prayer using a string to spin the wheel.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Welcome to Bhutan!

The Paro airport is the only port of entry by air.

Checking in at the Zhiwaling Hotel on the outskirts of Paro.

View from room 36 at the Zhiwaling Hotel.