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A cultural dining experience

Explore the unique culture of Bhutan through its food. We find all that's tasty to eat in this tiny Himalayan kingdom, from ema datshi (chillies with cheese) to salty butter tea.

Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Choeten

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This modern temple has awesome panoramic views over the Punakha valley from the rooftop. The walk to get there is a lovely one, through rice paddies and green farmland as you gain altitude.

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Punakha

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The dzong, or fortress, in Punakha is considered the most beautiful in Bhutan. We explore its tranquil courtyards and picturesque location, on the confluence of two rivers.

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The Tiger's Nest Monastery

No trip to Bhutan would be complete without a trip to the Tiger's Nest monastery. Choose to walk halfway to the cafeteria or the whole way right up to the monastery.

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Thimphu Centenary Farmers Market

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Spend time wandering the aisles of the farmers market in Thimphu, where you might find some strange ingredients.

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Traditional Cooking

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We seek out some of the best Bhutanese restaurants serving traditional food.

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Zhiwa Ling Resort

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We finish our trip in style with two nights at Zhiwa Ling. Listed by National Geographic as one of the unique lodges of the world, this beautiful hotel is richly decorated in traditional, ornate Bhutanese style, with extensive and serene gardens. Zhiwa Ling has a tea house, a spa, a meditation centre and its own temple. You may not want to leave!

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Dochu La

Cross one of Bhutan's scenic high passes, the Dochu La at 3,140 metres in altitude. There are brilliant views of the eastern Himalayas in clear weather but the main attraction are the arresting sight of 108 chortens located on a gentle hill.

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Paro Dzong

As you fly into Paro you won't be able to miss seeing the enormous dzong that dominates the valley. Paro Dzong is one of the few fortresses to serve as both monastery and home to several local government offices. From the charming wooden bridge over the Paro River follow the sweeping path to the entrance to the dzong. The views over the valley are superb.

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Archery

Check out Bhutan's national obsession. Games of archery are played everywhere! There is plenty of entertainment for the spectator as every hit of the target is followed by both teams singing and dancing to celebrate. You would sing and dance too if you managed to hit the target located some 145 metres away.

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