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Bhutan in March '11 - Asia's Switzerland? It almost feels that way... Here photos from Thimpu, Phunakha, Wangdue Phodrang, and the Paro valley.
Thimpu traffice circle
Thimpu traffice circle
downtown Thimpu
downtown Thimpu
view of Thimpu
view of Thimpu
the Trashi Chhoe dzong in Thimpu
the Trashi Chhoe dzong in Thimpu
cherry blossom
cherry blossom
the Trashi Chhoe dzong in Thimpu
the Trashi Chhoe dzong in Thimpu
facade of Trashi Chhoe dzong
facade of Trashi Chhoe dzong
monk
monk
a Garuda looking down from the corner
a Garuda looking down from the corner
a Bhutanese police lady
a Bhutanese police lady
courtyard of Trashi Chhoe dzong
courtyard of Trashi Chhoe dzong
the Trashi Chhoe dzong facade
the Trashi Chhoe dzong facade
our guide
our guide
a huge Buddha statue under construction
a huge Buddha statue under construction
looking down towards Thimpu
looking down towards Thimpu
the National Memorial Chorten (temple)
the National Memorial Chorten (temple)
turning the prayer wheels
turning the prayer wheels
the prayer wheels
the prayer wheels
Dochula pass pagodas
Dochula pass pagodas
drive down to Punakha valley
drive down to Punakha valley
Phunakha town
Phunakha "town"
Soccer in Bhutan!
Soccer in Bhutan!
river
river
old lady crossing the river
old lady crossing the river
Phunakha dzong
Phunakha dzong
A lucky tiger adorning a house
A lucky tiger adorning a house
novice monks at the Mad Monk's
novice monks at the Mad Monk's
rice paddies - I love the green!
rice paddies - I love the green!
Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten
Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten
Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten
Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten
visitors at Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten
visitors at Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten
view of the valley from Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten
view of the valley from Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten
he was clearly not impressed
he was clearly not impressed
Phunakha dzong
Phunakha dzong
colorful mural at Phunakha dzong
colorful mural at Phunakha dzong
a calendar?
a calendar?
in the dzong's hallway
in the dzong's hallway
monks
monks
crossing the bridge
crossing the bridge
village near the Mad Monk's monastery
village near the Mad Monk's monastery
the Mad Monk's monastery
the Mad Monk's monastery
monk novices playing soccer
monk novices playing soccer
a novice
a novice
prayer wheel
prayer wheel
view of valley from Mad Monk's
view of valley from Mad Monk's
village kids
village kids
this is a quintessentially Bhutanese picture!
this is a quintessentially Bhutanese picture!
Wangdue Phodrang
Wangdue Phodrang
inside the Wangdue Phodrang dzong
inside the Wangdue Phodrang dzong
on the way to Ha valley - a lonely dzong overlooking the Wangchu River valley
on the way to Ha valley - a lonely dzong overlooking the Wangchu River valley
prayer flags at Chelela Pass
prayer flags at Chelela Pass
view of Ha valley from the Chelela Pass
view of Ha valley from the Chelela Pass
at 3988m this was the highest up ever for me
at 3988m this was the highest up ever for me
Paro Valley
Paro Valley
view of Paro dzong
view of Paro dzong
flying near Mt Everest
flying near Mt Everest