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Zhemgang Bird Festival revival
The usually quiet town of Tingtibi in Zhemgang formerly spelt as Shemgang has revived a 3 days Bird Festival.  it is being held from 11 November after a 3 years gap to commemorate the Birth Anniversary of His Majesty The…>> Read More

 

Tour of the Dragon MTB 2020
Bhutan's annual mountain biking event Tour of the Dragon 10th edition set off in Bumthang on Saturday, September 7th, 2019 at 2:00 AM.  Completing the 268 km event in 10 hours, 45 minutes and 53 seconds Pelden Wangchuk, 20 years from…>> Read More

 

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MAKING NEWS!

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Buddhist Circuit

Buddhist Circuit
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Buddhism in Bhutan evolved over time with the main worship focused on the Guru Rimpoche who introduced the religion to the country. It is the main religion and consequently holds a revered position in the society.  The Monasteries and Lhagangs with images of the Buddha and the Guru are ornately built with prayer rooms and courtyards for assemblies making these very enjoyable for travellers to visit.

 

With the State Administration and Religious Body very closely linked; large fort-like buildings called Dzongs are the centres where these offices are located and Bhutanese go there for everything related to these executive and religious matters.  Dzongs are also the venues for all public functions during the National Days and festivals known as Tsechus.

 

The Buddhist Circuit program includes visiting the Dzongs which are interesting and enlightening as many local customs and patrons of the area are woven into the narrative fabric of the belief system in Bhutan.