May 30, 2013

Bhutan goes for Second Parliamentary Elections 2013 for National Assembly Primary Round

Bhutan will go into voting for the second time tomorrow i.e Friday 31st May 2013 for the primary round of National Assembly elections in all the 47 Constituency of 20 Dzongkhag.

The Political Party contesting are :
1. Druk Phuensum Tshogpa
2. People Democratic Party
3. Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa
4. Druk Chirwang Tshogpa.

The polling hours is from 9 Am till 5 Pm in the evening.

Only Two winning Political party from tomorrow election will contest for the General Election to be held in July 13 2013.

Happy Voting all the Bhutanese people.

December 28, 2011

Wishing Everyone a Very Happy New Year 2012

Greetings from Bhutan "Happiness is a Place". May the year 2012 bring joy, success and peaces to everyone of us.

July 23, 2009

BHUTAN - Photo of Total Solar Eclipse of 2009

July 22 2009 was the most memorable and historic day for all the people living in Asian region as i along with millions of people whole over the world enjoyed the longest and most Spectacular solar eclipse of the 21st Century. There was total darkness in the capital City Thimphu when the Moon completely covered the sun and lasted about a minute or so.

Total Eclipse on July 22 2009 Seen from Thimphu

I would Never in my life would see such nature beauty, it was an memorable day and i kept on taking photograph till the last moon shadow erased from the Sun.

Here are some of the photo which i have taken from Thimphu during the Total Solar Eclipse on July 22 2009 time and it was at around 7:00 Am in the Morning.

Photo of Total Solar Eclipse 2009

Image of Total Solar Eclipse 2009

The Sun is About to Burst after Totally Covered by Moon

Total Eclipse Diamond Ring of 2009

Total Eclipse Diamond Ring during July 22nd 2009 - The Longest Total Eclipse of the 21st Century

Partial Eclipse of the Sun

The Moon is About to Leave the Sun

June 17, 2009

Taktsang Monastery AKA The Tiger's Nest of Bhutan

The Famous and sacred Taktsang Monastery located about 20 minutes drive north of Paro, It hangs on a cliff at 3,120 meters (10,200 feet), some 700 meters (2,300 feet) above the bottom of Paro valley. Taktsang Monastery is rated as one of most Amazing Monastery in the World by many people. The place where the Guru Rimpoche flew over the Himalayan from Tibet in the 7th century on the back of a flying Tigress is said to be the origin of Buddhism in Bhutan.

The Famous Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest)

There is no road to the Monastery except to hike from the parking lot at the base of the hill and it is about a 2 hour hike to the best view point. It will take about 2-3 hours walk depending on the how fast you walk uphill. The trail leads continuous uphill and there are certain viewpoint of the Monastery from down. For Bhutanese people who are used to walking takes about 1 and half hour climbing up and for tourist, it might take about 2-3 hours. The Monastery sometime remain closed to the public but due to it's high religious status, just seeing it from the outside is well worth the effort.

Picturesque View of Tiger Nest from Below

It is also known as “Tiger’s nest” and that the legend is that Guru Rinpoche flew over the Himalaya from Tibet in the 7th century on the back of a flying tigress. And it is said to be the origin of Buddhism in Bhutan, He then mediated in a cave there for three months where the monastery was later built.

For your kind information, no cameras and bags are allowed while entering the scared monastery for security reason. A Must See Monastery for Everyone.

In 1998,Taktsang Monastery was severely damaged by fire and now has been fully restored.

Taktsang Monastery View from High Above

Another View of the Famous Monastery

View of Taktsang Monastery from the Entrance

Prayers Flags Waving the Tiger Nest Monastery

Prayers Flags Hanging Around Taktsang Monastery Courtyard

Taktsang Monastery View from the Trail below

Tiger Nest Monastery Nested in Cliff

Majestic Taktsang Monastery Built in Hanging Cliff