Thimphu / Paro

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World's biggest book in Thimphu library

We spent a day roaming around in Thimphu since that is the capital of Bhutan. We also met up with Ms Kencho from the travel agency where we had booked our trek with. We tried the local Bhutanese dish of chillies and cheese which was to be eaten as a vegetable dish. It was indeed spicy! A visit to the Thimphu library was a must to see the world’s largest book, so large that the librarian flips the page only once a month. It was a book with compilations of photos of Bhutan.

Back in Paro, we visited Kyichu Temple, one of the last three surviving temples among the 108 temples built in the 8th century by a Tibetan King. Till to date, only three had survived with two being in Bhutan and one in Tibet known as the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa. On the day of our visit, there was a special religious session and many pilgrims came to make their prayers. It was interesting to see the sincerity and devotion of the pilgrims.

There were interesting plants inside the temple grounds an orange tree where we were told that it was the only orange tree in Paro valley, the national tree which is cypress and a peach tree with two different colours of blossoms.

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Worlds biggest book in Thimphu li…
World's biggest book in Thimphu l…
Thimphu library
Thimphu library
Traffic signal in Thimphu :-)
Traffic signal in Thimphu :-)
At the local market - fresh baby F…
At the local market - fresh baby …
Kyichu Temple
Kyichu Temple
Kyichu Temple
Kyichu Temple
Cypress Tree on the left - Bhutan …
Cypress Tree on the left - Bhutan…
The background is the oldest part …
The background is the oldest part…
The only orange tree in Paro is lo…
The only orange tree in Paro is l…
2 colours peach blossom on a singl…
2 colours peach blossom on a sing…
Pilgrams in Kyichu Temple
Pilgrams in Kyichu Temple
Pilgrams at Kyichu Temple
Pilgrams at Kyichu Temple
Prayer wheels
Prayer wheels
Turning the prayer wheels in Kyich…
Turning the prayer wheels in Kyic…
Prayer wheels
Prayer wheels
Pilgrams at Kyichu Temple
Pilgrams at Kyichu Temple
With an old monk at Kyichu Temple
With an old monk at Kyichu Temple
Nice architecture in Kyichu Temple
Nice architecture in Kyichu Temple
Zhiwa Ling Hotel in background. Ve…
Zhiwa Ling Hotel in background. V…
Zhiwa Ling Hotel
Zhiwa Ling Hotel
Thimphu
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