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Tour of the Dragon MTB 2019
Bhutan's annual mountain biking event Tour of the Dragon 10th edition will start in Bumthang on Saturday, September 7th, 2019, 2:00 AM and travels 268 km over 4 mountain passes before finishing in Thimphu town square. Reputedly it is one…>> Read More

 

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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.