Hello from the “Land of the Thunder Dragon!”
I am currently writing from the Kingdom of Bhutan, which is also known as “The Land of the Thunder Dragon.” This landlocked country nestled between the mountains and conveniently located near the Himalayas is definitely a piece of heaven on earth, especially after having spent some time in Delhi!
Getting ready to board the plane 🙂
🙂 Amazing view of the Mt. Everest from my window seat 🙂
“Because I’m happy…. Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth… Because I’m happy!”
Known for its “Gross National Happiness,” the Kingdom of Bhutan definitely blew me away as soon as my Druk Air airplane at the airport landed in Paro! Indeed, for the past few week, I have discovered a series of landscapes of extraordinary beauty from Bhutan’s majestic mountains and thick forests, to the country’s grand architecture and traditional culture. Since “a picture is worth a thousand words,” I invite you to please take a look at the photos below!
Can you tell how excited I am to finally be in Bhutan?
Picture time after a deepening my knowledge of Bhutan’s history and culture at The National Museum of Bhutan
Being in Bhutan for a week definitely brought me happiness.. and a much-needed peace!
Scenic views of Thimphu’s high peaks
A rainbow in the sky ❤
Bhutan’s national animal (the Takin) at the Motithang Takin Preserve
The National Memorial Chorten which was built by Her Majesty Queen Phuntsho Choden Wangchuck in memory of her son, the Third King of Bhutan
Thimphu Valley in the background
View of the Thimphu Valley
Tashichho Dzong also known as the “fortress of the glorious religion”
❤ Bhutanese Kira ❤
Punhaka Valley from a Dzong
Incredibly beautiful scenery in the background ❤
Paddy fields in the Punakha Valley
Rice paddy field!
Getting there was not a piece of rice cake 😉
Rice farmers in the Punhaka Valley
Rice farmers at work 😉
Buddhist monks ❤
Buddhist nuns ❤
Bhutanese monks playing traditional musical instruments
What happiness looks like ❤
No caption needed 😉
I picked a name for my future baby (no, I am not pregnant 😉 ) at the Chime Lhakhang Monastery
I would like to thank my Bhutanese hosts (you know who you are 😉 )from the bottom of my ❤ for your kindness and warm hospitality! My stay in Bhutan was beyond incredible and will remain engraved forever in my memory! THANK YOU ❤