Bhutan’s fight against COVID-19 has been successful so far with the lowest death and infection rate worldwide. On the 6th of March 2020, a 76-year-old American tourist who had travelled from India tested positive. This was the first registered case in Bhutan. Subsequently, the country implemented strict containment measures and closed its borders to all
How do you like your cup of tea? Do you prefer it served with a side of milk or a slice of lemon? In Bhutan, we like our tea infused with yak butter and salt. And if the idea of a savoury tea isn’t that appealing to you, wait until you try it on a
Bhutanese arts and crafts are known for their bold use of colours, exquisite attention to detail and symmetry. Portraying deities, plants and animals and more, art is used to decorate the homes, temples and everyday objects of the Bhutanese people. From the Buddhists monks making intricate sand mandalas to the woodworker carving a garish mask,
One of the oldest Buddhist arts, incense-making is a tradition following strict methods which are centuries old. Buddhists use incense as a sacred devotional offering. Incense is also used in Tibetan medicine, which is regarded as one of the “Four Great Traditional Medicines” in the world. In Bhutan, a small factory called Nado Poizokhang is
Wild Cordyceps sinensis is a powerful medicinal fungus that grows off the ghost moth caterpillar in rich Himalayan soil at altitudes above 3,800 meters. It is the world’s most expensive biological resource and can be sold as high as US$ 27,000 per kilo.
With high amounts of protein, fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, the sea buckthorn berry is a powerful food. Sea buckthorn berries are small, bright orange or yellow fruits which grow on shrubs at high altitudes in the Himalayan region where the locals often referred to it as the ‘holy fruit’. While the sea buckthorn plant
If you can’t travel all the way here to scoop the markets and visit local artisans’ atelier, you can always bring a taste of Bhutan to your home by buying some of the most sought-after Bhutanese products directly on our website. We ship worldwide and always ensure proper package tracking for peace of mind.