Bhutan Travel Specialist, Druk Air Representative (Royal Bhutan Airlines)
On 29th July – 4th August 2018, Chen Han Wei and his close friend, Sheila Sim travelled to the Land of Thunder Dragon to film Toggle’s Away With My BFF 老友出走记 series. Below are the screengrabs of their memorable journey in Bhutan alongside their tour guide. Their trip was proudly sponsored by Druk Asia.
Maybe you’ve seen Bhutan, felt the Kingdom, but have you tasted the fascinating flavours of the Land of the Thunder Dragon? With Druk Asia x Soup Spoon’s collaboration, now you can!
Just as every country and city is instantly recognisable by its architecture, landmarks or faces – Bhutan has her fair (gorgeous) share of icons too. How many places can you recognise?
Is it really the most dangerous flight landing in the world, where only 12 pilots are qualified to fly into the Land of the Thunder Dragon? We speak to a Drukair pilot to set the record straight once and for all.
A Dzongkha Handbook in context for travellers.
First-time visitor Ryandall Lim believes that the true essence of Bhutan lies in its many magical moments
One of the most happiest country on earth: BhutanEver wanted to travel to one of the happiest country on earth? A country that has one of the smallest population, a rich culture that would pique the interests of many. Get to experience a fulfilling getaway that would leave a lasting impression and get to take away something meaningful that not many would have the opportunity to.
Since we’ve already busted common myths hindering most people from travelling to Bhutan in a previous post (here if you haven’t read it, we've been told it's worth the read ¯\_(ツ)_/¯), we thought we’d follow that up with a little something on how you can plan your trip and when you should get started. Got your pen and paper?
When you talk about Bhutan, lots of questions come up. “Omg! It’s really hard to go there right?” “It’s super expensive!” “There’s a limit on the number of visas issued to tourists!” Because relatively few people have been to Bhutan, there’s a lot of confusion and hearsay. We get it. It sounds pretty complicated and the entire process really confusing, but it’s truly not.
Most people going to Bhutan often wonder what sightseeing there is to do, other than the Tiger’s Nest (Duh) and Punakha Dzong. Naturally, these 2 destinations are on this list, but we added some other must visit places to cater to a range of interests. Here’s a definitive list of top 10 attractions you can’t leave Bhutan without seeing. These can be visited throughout the seasons so you won’t have to worry about missing out if you’re travelling during the low season.
For the ultimate trip consider visiting Bhutan in Springtime. It’s like Bhutan other times of the year, but better (according to some sources. To us, Bhutan is great all seasons of the year. Did someone say diplomatic?) We’re gonna be upfront with you. It’s the peak tourist season, hotels will be busier, flights fully booked if you don’t make your reservations in advance, you might find other tourists in your selfies (don’t worry the natural light is fantastic #nofilter) and it’s going to be more expensive BUT here are 10 things that will tempt you/convince you/seal the deal. 1) Paro Tshechu (festival)