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Shagzo - Woodturning in bhutan
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Shagzo: the art of woodturning in Bhutan

Blessed with an untouched and pristine natural environment, nowhere in the Himalayas is the natural environment as rich and diversified as it is in Bhutan. Bhutan’s high, rugged mountains and deep valleys are home to spectacular natural biodiversity. An essential part of Bhutan’s cultural heritage, the thirteen traditional arts and crafts are closely associated with

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Chandrika Pakhrin
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Sustainable Fashion with Chandrika Tamang

This week, we met with Chandrika Pakhrin, the former banker turned fashion designer who is behind the CDK brand. CDK is a Bhutanese apparel brand that creates contemporary and modern designs using traditional and sustainable Bhutanese textiles. The result is quite unexpected in the most exquisite way and we could not be prouder to have

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ema datshi - bhutan national dish
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Ema Datshi: An Authentic Recipe From Bhutan

Bhutan, the land of the Thunder Dragon, impresses people not only with its spectacular serene scenery but also with its uniquely fiery cuisine. In Bhutan, we may not know who our neighbours are at birth, but we are well aware of what chillies are from an early age and begin experiencing them early on. People

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Losar - Bhutan New year butter lamp
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Losar, the new year celebrations of Bhutan

Losar is one of the most celebrated festivals in Bhutan. Losar literally means  New Year, where “lo” means “year” and “sar” means “new”. It is a time for family reunions, strengthening communal ties, and celebrating cultural traditions with rites and bonds. Losar is celebrated on the first day of the first month of the lunar

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5 organic superfood of Bhutan
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5 superfoods of Bhutan you should include in your diet

Bhutan, a country sandwiched between the economic and political powerhouses of China and India, with a population of just over 700,000, is known around the globe for its unconventional and uncommon measure of national development: Gross National Happiness. GNH is a development philosophy propounded by the Fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuck. The concept implies that

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The art of weaving in Bhutan - Thagzo 1
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Textiles of Bhutan, a cultural heritage

Bhutanese textiles represent a rich and complex form of art. The art of weaving, called “Thagzo” is an essential part of Bhutan’s cultural heritage. It is one of the thirteen traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan’s cultural heritage. The textiles show vibrant colours and sophisticated patterns inspired by daily scenes or objects of life. The intricate

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Gift Card from Bhutan
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A Unique Selection Of Christmas Gifts From Bhutan

The Christmas season is approaching fast. And if you are looking for the perfect gift, the search should not be limited to the usual suspects: a coffee table book about life or decorative mugs with funny sayings. The options get endless if we take a look at faraway lands and exotic cultures. Bhutanese handicrafts are

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painted phallus in Bhutan
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The Phallus of Bhutan and its unique meaning

There is one thing that catches visitors’ attention on their first trip to Bhutan: Phalluses! Phalluses are indeed a very common sight in Bhutan. Painted or carved, colorful phalluses are drawn on the walls of Bhutanese homes. Big ones hang from the eaves of the houses. Small ones hang around the necks of children. Key-chained

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Top 6 Women Owned Bhutanese Brand
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6 women-owned Bhutanese brands to shop this year

Gone are the days when women were only recognized for caring for their families and were restricted to their homes. In the past, Bhutanese women were rarely seen doing business upfront because, like many other countries, it was considered a man’s realm. Entrepreneurship in Bhutan was a  man’s dominion traditionally with Bhutanese men traveling to

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Hand Spinning Prayer Wheels: Spinning the Wheels of Dharma
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Hand Spinning Prayer Wheels: Spinning the Wheels of Dharma

Believed to help people in gaining merit and cleansing their karma, Hand Spinning Prayer wheels are cylindrically shaped wheels with sacred Buddhist scriptures inscribed in the form of mantras, which are to be chanted in a repetitive order. The hand spinning prayer wheels are a common sight in the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan. On the

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What is Puthka Honey Blog post
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What is Puthka Honey and why is it good for health?

A rare elixir made from the stingless bees in the Land of Happiness. The Stingless Bees swarm around the thick and green vegetation, buzzing in rhythm while they store honey in sack-like wax structures. Their particular honey called Puthka honey in Bhutan is more commonly known as Melipona honey (scientific name: Meliponi) or stingless-bee honey

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the captivating essence of nado poizokhang incense
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The captivating essence of Nado Poizokhang Incense

The Oldest Incense Sticks Company in Bhutan As the match lights the incense stick, the perfumed and holy smoke spreads, exhaling an enchanting aroma in the atmosphere.  Filled with uniqueness, the brand of Nado Poizokhang incense sticks has been creating waves since its establishment; predominantly due to the carefully crafted formula believed to promote harmony

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