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An Interview with Kesang Wangdi, Director General of the Tourism Council of Bhutan

  • Adventure Travel Trade Association
  • 21 November 2012

In advance of this year’s Pacific Asia Travel Association’s Responsible Tourism Conference & Mart, Shannon Stowell explored Bhutan along with industry leaders and conference hosts.The following is an interview between Stowell, President of the Adventure Travel Trade Association, and Kesang Wangdi, the Director General of the Tourism Council of Bhutan at the Zhiwa Ling Hotel in Paro, Bhutan.

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Photo of the Week: Tshechu Dancers, Bhutan

  • Dawa Choden (Photo)
  • 27 November 2011

The whirling silks of this Tshechu dancer’s costume blossom into an impressive shape as he loses himself in the rhythm of the traditional Cham (or Tscham) dance as part of the Lhuntse Tshechu, an annual festival held in northeastern Bhutan. These masked dancers perform to a musical accompaniment provided by brother monks or other locals.

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Brilliant Butterflies in the Kingdom of Bhutan

  • Cynthia Ord
  • 4 April 2011

Among many other things, Bhutan is a fabled haven for butterflies. There are between 90 and 120 species of butterfly in Bhutan; approximately 28 of these are endemic to the eastern Himalayas. For lepidopterists, little can rival the enchantment of a flittering butterfly rising and falling among the lush plant life of Bhutan.

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A Glimpse of the Colourful and Legendary Festivals of Bhutan

  • Vishal Pradhan
  • 26 January 2011

Myth, belief and festivals are some of Bhutan’s most defining characteristics. Excitingly, they all find common expression in the country’s huge and extraordinary religious occasions, powerful celebratory times of elaborate costumes and social get-togethers that combine prayer and fun. Learn a little about Tshechu, the Cave of the Gomphu Kora and the circumambulation at Chorten Kora.

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whl.travel Opens the Gates to the Kingdom of Bhutan

  • whl.travel
  • 22 December 2010

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND DZONGKHA. Sitting peacefully in the heart of South Asia is the storied Kingdom of Bhutan. Not at all limited by being small, landlocked and caught between the giant nations of India and China, Bhutan has crafted a sterling reputation for itself as one of Asia’s most sought-after travel destinations and is regarded by many as one of region’s best-kept secrets.

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