Bhutan Travel Guide


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Things To Do In Bhutan

Bhutan is not an ordinary place, it has its own mystery and magic. This country holds many surprises and significantly showcases many things to do which will surely draw your attention and you just cannot miss out any of those. Explore it with our Bhutan Holiday packages. 
Utilizing the customary strategies for delivering the paper, The Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory produces the principal true and subsequently the absolute best quality Bhutanese paper, which is famously referenced as Deh-sho. The staple utilized here for making paper is that the bark of two types of trees for example the Daphne tree additionally because of the Dhekap tree. 

Another fascinating actuality to know is that the whole procedure making this handcrafted paper is finished with antiquated customary strategies that are being drilled for ages. The guests have an or more to attempt their hand on the paper making specialty and make some paper of their own. aside from Bhutanese paper, this processing plant additionally delivers welcoming cards and writing material.
Thimphu's Handicrafts market is dedicated to traditional Bhutanese arts and crafts. You can find anything ranging from woven items, wooden beads, ornaments and printing blocks, to miniature statues of Lord Buddha, local fabrics and even yak tails. You may try bargaining here or check with your guide to ensure the quality of the items that you are buying. This Handicrafts market is an ideal place to get a peek into the vibrant and colorful arts and crafts of Bhutan. The shops itself are eco-friendly, made using bamboo and decorated beautifully.

Located just outside the city center, the Choki Handicrafts market employs local painters, carvers, and weavers to design and make traditional handicrafts and furniture. A portion of the proceeds is contributed to the Choki Traditional Art School for underprivileged students. You will find paintings (especially the thangka ones), masks, lama tables, other furniture items and lovely souvenirs here. The Bhutanese handicrafts are not made specifically to cater to tourists – so one can trust the products to be authentic and hence relatively expensive when compared to other Asian markets.

Traditionally, festivals during a particular time of the year in Bhutan call for dancing on regional, religious and folk songs in typical masks and attire. However, you can now enjoy this performance of Khuju Luyang, a troupe of 12, which takes to public spaces in Thimphu or even graces private shows to give the visitors a look and feel of their centuries-old culture. The dance performance is accompanied by singing and the use of traditional instruments like Yangchen (dulcimer), Lym (bamboo flute) and nga (drums). The troupe’s work is preserving their rich cultural heritage of folk dance and songs, some of which are listed as UNESCO’s Intangible Heritage.

The characteristic fragrance of incense sticks is easily associated with Thimphu, and Bhutan at large. While you are in the Bhutanese capital, you must plan a visit to the famous incense maker Nado Poizokhang Incense Factory. Pleasant smells of vanilla and roses amongst other fragrances welcome you in the factory that makes these sticks in bulk. You can take a look at the entire process of making incense sticks and also buy some from their souvenir shop too.