According to the Bhutanese tradition, spinning one of these prayer wheels will have the same effect as reciting a prayer out loud.
Snow-capped Himalayas present a beautiful back drop and photo opportunity.
Served to memorialize those who have passed on, Tsa Tsas can be found in caves, underneath rocks and among sacred sites throughout Bhutan.
Punakha Dzong is the old capital of Bhutan and means, “the palace of great happiness or bliss.”
One of the largest Buddha rupas in the world, the Buddha Dordenma is said to bestow blessings, peace and happiness on the world.
Tiger’s Nest, a prominent Buddhist sacred site and temple complex was first built in 1692. It is said that the location was inspired by a nearby cave where Guru Padmasambhava meditated in the 8th century for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours.
There’s also no shortage of farm lands, cattle ranches and gorgeous terraced rice paddies as most rural Bhutanese live on agriculture and livestock rearing.
In Bhutan chilies, or “Ema,” are dried on roof tops and eaten by the fork-full.
Bhutan has one of the most rugged mountain ranges in the world.