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Bhutan

Image of a bridge across a river in a valley in Bhutan - KILROY
Image of masked dancers in colourful robes performing at a festival in Bhutan - KILROY

Travel to Bhutan - the original Shangri-La

Bhutan's unique cultural heritage, stunning landscapes, and focus on happiness and sustainability make it an intriguing and rewarding travel destination for those seeking a genuine and immersive experience. Nestled in the Himalayas, the untouched and rugged mountain scenery makes it the place of legend.

Bhutan's unique cultural heritage

Bhutan is known for its rich and well-preserved cultural heritage. The country has prioritised preserving its traditions and cultural identity, and visitors can experience its vibrant Buddhist customs, festivals, and architecture. The iconic dzongs (fortresses) and monasteries, such as Tiger's Nest (Paro Taktsang), showcase the country's unique architectural style.

Spectacular landscapes

Bhutan is blessed with breathtaking natural beauty. The country is predominantly mountainous, with the towering peaks of the Himalayas dominating the landscape. Visitors can explore lush valleys, pristine rivers, cascading waterfalls, and serene forests. The landscapes provide ample opportunities for trekking, hiking, and wildlife spotting.

Bhutanese Buddhism

Buddhism is deeply ingrained in Bhutanese society and plays a significant role in everyday life. The country's numerous monasteries, temples, and religious festivals offer visitors a chance to engage with the spiritual side of Bhutan. The colourful Tsechu festivals, featuring masked dances and religious ceremonies, are particularly captivating.

Don't forget the momos!

Bhutanese cuisine offers a delightful blend of flavours, heavily influenced by local ingredients and traditional cooking methods. Popular dishes like Ema Datshi (spicy chili and cheese stew) and Momos (dumplings) provide a taste of Bhutan's unique culinary traditions.

Best places to visit in Bhutan

Our top recommendations on where to go in Bhutan are coming soon.

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