Cultural Tours and Sightseeing in Bhutan

There may be no more picturesque place on earth than Bhutan, for its natural beauty and ancient culture, barely touched by the modern world. The capital city, Thimphu, is small enough that there are no traffic lights. Decorated wooden homes with windowed balconies in central Bhutan often have a crossed phallus and sword hung at each roof corner. You may see "spirit catchers" discarded by the path, having been abandoned, along with the malevolent beings they ensnared, to the wilds. And you will meet happy and smiling people, deeply religious and deeply hospitable, and far "richer" than us, for being poor.

Religion is a part of life and self for the mostly Buddhist Bhutanese. It instructs the great arts and crafts of Bhutan: painting, woodwork, sculputre, embroidery and leather work, weaving and paper. All this contributes to the rich fabric of Bhutanese culture.