Bhutan Photo Gallery


The Clear Mind of Buddha

The Clear Mind of Buddha

Incense is lit to announce the arrival of Jetsun Pema to her wedding

Incense is lit to announce the arrival of Jetsun Pema to her wedding

The Royal Wedding procession begins on the bridge crossing the Mochu River at Punakha Dzong, Bhutan.

The Royal Wedding procession begins on the bridge crossing the Mochu River at Punakha Dzong, Bhutan.

The Queen's entourage arrives for the Royal Wedding

The Queen’s entourage arrives for the Royal Wedding

Bhutanese monks waiting for the arrival of Jetsun Pema to her wedding

Bhutanese monks waiting for the arrival of Jetsun Pema to her wedding

The Royal Red Carpet at Punakha Dzong

The Royal Red Carpet at Punakha Dzong

Pretty little Bhutanese girl

Pretty little Bhutanese girl

Day 2 of the Royal Wedding.  School children waiting on the roadside to greet the King and new Queen

Day 2 of the Royal Wedding. School children waiting on the roadside to greet the King and new Queen

The farmer's market is separated into locally grown and imported produce.

The farmer’s market is separated into locally grown and imported produce.

Royal Wedding Posters could be found all over Bhutan in October 2011

Royal Wedding Posters could be found all over Bhutan in October 2011

Buddha Statue with offerings

Buddha Statue with offerings

Natural life in Bhutan

Natural life in Bhutan

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One of 108 stupas at Dochula Pass

One of 108 stupas at Dochula Pass

It is said to be good luck to see a languor monkey during your travels

It is said to be good luck to see a languor monkey during your travels

Punakha Dzong

Punakha Dzong

Royal Wedding Sign

Bridge over the Mocchu River

Bridge over the Mocchu River

Punakha

Decorated for the Royal Wedding

Decorated for the Royal Wedding

Portable Royal Thrones

Portable Royal Thrones

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Entrance to the secret chambers of the Shabdrung

Entrance to the secret chambers of the Shabdrung

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Prayer Wheel

Prayer Wheel

Bridge over River Mocchu at Punakha Dzong

Bridge over River Mocchu at Punakha Dzong

Punakha Dzong

Bhutanese Farmhouse

Bhutanese Farmhouse

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Drying Chiles

Drying Chiles

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Countryside near Ugyen Choling

Countryside near Ugyen Choling

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Ugyen Choling

Ugyen Choling

Tiger painting

snow lion

snow lion

garuda with snake

garuda with snake

dragon

dragon

flowers flowers ugyen choling

red rice

red rice

painting ugyen choling

painting ugyen choling

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painting ugyen choling

painting ugyen choling

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Rice ready for harvest

Rice ready for harvest

happy

happy

happy

happy

children playing intently

children playing intently

near chimi lakhang

near chimi lakhang

Monks studying english at Chimi Lakhang

Monks studying english at Chimi Lakhang

Drukpa Kunley, the Divine Madman's house

Drukpa Kunley, the Divine Madman’s house

Rice paddies near Chimi Lakhang

Rice paddies near Chimi Lakhang

Rice paddies near Chimi Lakhang

Rice paddies near Chimi Lakhang

Rice nearly ready to harvest

Rice nearly ready to harvest

Rice harvest time

Rice harvest time

bananas and rice

bananas and rice

rice paddies

rice paddies

Bhutanese hotel

Bhutanese hotel

Bhutanese Restaurant

Bhutanese Restaurant

Rice harvest

Rice harvest

rice harvest

rice harvest

rice field

rice field

rice paddy with water running through it

rice paddy with water running through it

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Looking down upon the Paro Airport

Looking down upon the Paro Airport

snow on the mountains

snow on the mountains

Beautiful Paro Valley

Beautiful Paro Valley

Incense Burner

Incense Burner

Paro Valley Snow on the mountains

Paro Valley Snow on the mountains

Stupa

Stupa

flower painting

Rice Field Bumthang

Rice Field Bumthang

rice field

rice field

cow

Hotel Restaurant in Bumthang

Hotel Restaurant in Bumthang

painting

Bhutanese Rose

Bhutanese Rose

Bhutanese pink rose

Bhutanese pink rose

Dancers at a religious festival

Dancers at a religious festival

Dancers and a clown

Dancers and a clown

They even make fun of themselves with clowns during a religious festival

They even make fun of themselves with clowns during a religious festival

dancers

dancers

dancer and a clown

dancer and a clown

Dancers

Dancers

Black hat Dancers

Black hat Dancers

Bhutan festival

black hat dancer

black hat dancer

black hat dancer

black hat dancer

Bhutan Festival

clowns

clowns

black hat dancer

black hat dancer

Black Hat Dancer

Black Hat Dancer

mudra

mudra

mudra

mudra

mudra

mudra

black hat dance

black hat dance

black hat dance

black hat dance

black hat dance

black hat dance

black hat dancer

black hat dancer

black hat dancer

black hat dancer

clown

clown

outdoor altar

outdoor altar

raising the large silken thangka of Guru Rinpoche

raising the large silken thangka of Guru Rinpoche

Guru Rinpoche Thangka

Guru Rinpoche Thangka

Guru Rinpoche

Guru Rinpoche

Shgabdrun

Shgabdrun

Yeshe Tsoygal

Yeshe Tsoygal

Ugyen

Ugyen

Bhutanese boys

Bhutanese boys

Bhutanese Boy

Bhutanese Boy

Head of the Kurjey Monastery, Bhutan

Head of the Kurjey Monastery, Bhutan

dancer

dancer

Monk passing out betel leaves to the guests

Monk passing out betel leaves to the guests

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brothers

brothers

happy

happy

a face in the crowd

a face in the crowd

Sangay laughing waiting for a blessing

Sangay laughing waiting for a blessing

Sangay happily waiting for a blessing in the crowd

Sangay happily waiting for a blessing in the crowd

blessed

blessed

monk

monk

monk

monk

Mom and baby

Mom and baby

little Bhutanese boy

little Bhutanese boy

Little Bhutanese girl

Little Bhutanese girl

Bhutanese boys

Bhutanese boys

dancer

dancer

dancer

dancer

dancer

dancer

dancer

dancer

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Monks in street clothes

Monks in street clothes

Bhutan

Temple Cleaning lady

Temple Cleaning lady

Newborn horse

Newborn horse

happy nun

happy nun

nuns

nuns

prayer flags in the mist

prayer flags in the mist

newborn calf

newborn calf

Buddha's eyes

Buddha’s eyes

From Travelers and Magicians

From Travelers and Magicians

roadside cow

roadside cow

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Entrance to Chagri Meditation Center

Entrance to Chagri Meditation Center

Bhutan

a mountain goddess

a mountain goddess

altar

altar

this metal ball stays cold on even the hottest of days

this metal ball stays cold on even the hottest of days

painting of Ruru Rinpoche on a rock

painting of Ruru Rinpoche on a rock

reincarnated cat??

reincarnated cat??

prayer wheels

prayer wheels

Rainbow

Rainbow

Bhutan Bhutan

Does her shirt say Ashburn?

Does her shirt say Ashburn?

Prayer Flags

Prayer Flags

holy man

holy man

walkway to Tigers Nest

walkway to Tigers Nest

Tiger's Nest

Tiger’s Nest

Tiger's Nest

Tiger’s Nest

Building covering a holy cave

Building covering a holy cave

plowing the fields the old fashioned way

plowing the fields the old fashioned way

Paro Valley with snow on the mountains

Paro Valley with snow on the mountains

Guru Rinpoche

Guru Rinpoche

Guru Rinpoche

Guru Rinpoche

Tiger's Nest

Tiger’s Nest

walkway to Tigers Nest

walkway to Tigers Nest

holy man

holy man

Prayer Flags

Prayer Flags

Does her shirt say Ashburn?

Does her shirt say Ashburn?

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4 Comments

  1. rhcoburn

     /  March 27, 2013

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    I enjoyed my visit to Bhutan this morning.  Brought back nice memories.  Nice pictures.  Happy Easter.  Love, Richard

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  2. Mary

     /  April 5, 2013

    Loved seeing your pictures!! and your smiling face. Love, Mary

    Liked by 1 person

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    • Donnala

       /  April 8, 2013

      Hi Mary,

      Great to hear from you! How is life in San Miguel?

      Love Donna

      Sent from Donnala’s iPad

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