Tiger’s Nest is perched on the edge of a cliff, some 900 meters above the rice fields of Paro, this 325-year-old monastery is considered one of the kingdom’s most sacred religious sites. The Tiger’s Nest is now a revered Buddhist meditation site and tourist attraction. The country Bhutan has developed the philosophy of Gross National Happiness; where development is measured using a holistic approach of well-being, not just based on gross domestic product. The town of Punakha is home to one of the most unusual shrines in Buddhism. Chimi Lhakhang is dedicated to Drukpa Kunley, a tantric Buddhist saint known for his unconventional approach to religion. (fertility temple)
While traditional culture has been very well preserved, the opening of the country to TV and internet in 1999 has had a major effect, and modern-day culture is mostly centred on bars and snooker halls. As a result, there is very little or no evidence of quality contemporary art, theatre or music. No backpack ! then try my Phaksha Paa with a great bottle of Red Rooster Gewurztraminer Cheers!!
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