Bhutan Cross Country Cultural and Festivals Itinerary

Day 3 — {date3s}
Bhutan Monk
Pilgrim lighting incense at the Memorial Chorten.  Relax your subject with conversation; then position your tripod and then wait for the right moment.
Bhutanese Prayer

 The Archery Competition

Drive to Thimphu

7 a.m. breakfast, 8 a.m. departure, two-hour drive to Thimphu. Your guide and driver will take you anywhere you desire.  On past tours we found that participants had their own ideas about what is interesting in Thimphu so we include here a list of current events and places to see and leave this decision up to you. Picnic lunch will be served beside the roaring Cheri Chuu (river) around 1 p.m.

List of things to see and do in Thimphu:
(* = Robin's favorites.)

List of things to see and do in Thimphu: (* = Robin's favorites.)
1. *Memorial Chorten
2. *Paper factory for handmade paper--great for printing photos of Bhutan
3. *Weekend Market
4. National Institute of Traditional Medicine
5. Buddha Point
6. Two good book stores for books on Bhutan
7. Paradise Temple (Only if there are pilgrims thereā€”ask your guide.)
8. Check the National Stadium for archery competition or practice.
9. We recommend the Choki Arts and Handicraft store for souvenirs
10. We recommend coffee and sweets at the Arts Cafe next to the Swiss Bakery.
11. Takin refuge--Bhutan’s national animal
12 *Changangkha Lhakhang “Children’s Temple” an antique temple where parents bring their children for blessings and to determine names.
13. *Stop at the “supermarket” to pick up munchies and favorite food supplies (Cadbury chocolates?) for the trip ahead.

Bhutanese Prayer
Closeup photo ops
Thimpu Bhutan
Thimpu City, Bhutan
Terraced rice paddies
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