Bhutan

"Druk Yul, Land of the Thunder Dragon

A trip in May 2004 to the Himalayan regions of India (Darjeeling), Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet. Bhutan surprised me...it was a really good place to visit. No one hassles you for money, and everyone is really friendly. Must go back one day!
Room in Paro  My room in Paro, Bhutan. Photo taken in May 2004. Trail near Paro  Trail near Paro, Bhutan.  Photo taken in May 2004. Ruins in Paro Valley  Ruins in Paro Valley, Bhutan.  Photo taken in May 2004. Chortens in Paro  Bhutanese-style chortens in Paro, Bhutan.  Photo taken in May 2004.
Paro Dzong  Paro Dzong, or Rinchen Pung Dzong ("fortress on a heap of jewels") in Paro, Bhutan. Also showing the Nyamai Zam wooden bridge across the river Paro Chhu, and the National Museum (Ta Dzong) near the top of the hill.  Photo taken in May 2004. Ceiling of room in Gantey Palace, Paro  Ceiling of the hotel room I stayed in at the Gantey Palace in Paro, Bhutan. Photo taken in May 2004. Buildings near Paro  Buildings on the outskirts of Paro Valley, Bhutan. Photo taken in May 2004. Children in Thimphu  Children in Thimphu, Bhutan.  Photo taken in May 2004.
Prayer Flag  Prayer flag in Thimphu, Bhutan.  Photo taken in May 2004. More Prayer Flags  Prayer flags in the hills above Thimphu, Bhutan.  Photo taken in May 2004. National Memorial Chorten, Part 1  The Tibetan-style National Memorial Chorten in Thimphu, Bhutan.  Photo taken in May 2004. National Memorial Chorten, Part 2  The Tibetan-style National Memorial Chorten in Thimphu, Bhutan.  Photo taken in May 2004.
Dried Chillies  Dried chillies in a market in Thimphu, Bhutan.  Photo taken in May 2004.