News Bhutan » Punakha: Bhutan Through The Lens Of Travel Tastemaker Rachel Rudwall
That’s kind of how I felt about the cultural sites in Bhutan. They’re all breathtakingly beautiful, and each one of them left me pretty well dumbstruck. I particularly enjoyed the scale of Punakha Dzong (“dzong” meaning fortress), the views from ...
News Bhutan » Punakha: Anti-waste enthusiast to contest for NC from Punakha
The 37-year-old from Boemina village in Talo, Punakha, worked as a finance officer in the finance ministry, trading finance manager for State Trading Corporation of Bhutan Limited, a teacher and an anti-waste educator for Pelkhil Higher Secondary School.
News Bhutan » Punakha: Why Bhutan’s the buzzy travel destination everyone’s going to be talking about
“Bhutan is certainly a bucket-list destination for wellness ... and most of the valleys can offer such rides,” says Mace. “When I was in Punakha Valley, we actually went white-water rafting, too. Archery is also big here—it’s the national sport ...
News Bhutan » Punakha: Girl's trip to land of blue mountains
We all thought that we have so much to learn from every culture. We started for Punakha with our new guide; this was the capital of Bhutan and the seat of government until 1955, when the capital was moved to Thimphu. Dzongkha is widely spoken in this district.
News Bhutan » Punakha: The Birthplace Of 'Gross National Happiness' Is Growing A Bit Cynical
Julie McCarthy for NPR View Slideshow 2 of 7 Bhutan's Punakha Dzong, a fortress built in the 17th century, sits in the pristine Punakha Valley. The environment is central to Bhutan's "gross national happiness" index. Conservationists believe the country ...
News Bhutan » Punakha: Bhutan's prince charming gets hitched
Bhutan's much-publicised royal wedding that will see King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck tying the nuptial knot with his childhood sweetheart Jetsun Pema began on Thursday morning amid chanting of hymns by Buddhist monks in the historical city of Punakha.
News Bhutan » Punakha: Punakha, Bhutan 10 Day Weather
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News Bhutan » Punakha: Climatic cracks of doom surface in green Bhutan
PUNAKHA DZONG, Bhutan (Reuters) - For centuries this monastic fortress in Bhutan’s Himalayas has sheltered ancient Buddhist relics and scriptures from earthquakes, fires and Tibetan invasions. Now the lamas here may have met their match -- global warming.
News Bhutan » Punakha: The Wangchucks Vs. the Windsors: Bhutan's Royal Wedding
Thursday's ceremony will be held in Bhutan's 17th century Punakha Dzong and will be broadcast live for the country's 700,000 inhabitants. While there will be no heads of state or other royal families present, thousands of members of the public will attend.
News Bhutan » Punakha: 10 Things to do in Bhutan
The Punakha Dzong is a grand structure. The grand and visually appealing dzongs of Bhutan are scattered all over the country. Most have same architecture with large central courtyards, temple of Buddha and central tower, each with its own significance.