The decent into Paro airport is something special. Flying vertically through a labyrinth of mountains before you touch down, it must be the worlds most demanding approach for a pilot. Arriving Bhutan your first impression will be that this is a place from a fairy tale. Paro is a charming little town. Houses built in traditional style and painted with coulored designs line the main street, a street which was built in 1985. Small shops occupy the ground levels and provide the basic necessities that one would expect in a mountain village.
Among things to see in Paro are the National Museum, Chhoeten Lhakhang (a tower-like building with an upstairs chapel), Druk Choeding (the town temple built in 1525 AD) and not to forget the fantastic Paro Dzong (Paro fortress built in 1644 AD).
Just outside town Kyichu Lhakhang (one of Bhutan´s oldest and most beautiful temples built in 659 AD) and Taktshang Goemba or "Tiger´s Nest" (the most famous of Bhutans Monesteries) should not be missed.
Thimphu was established as the capital of Bhutan in 1952. At that time it was hardly more then a fortress surrounded by some huts.
Thimphu town is going through an unprecedented construc…