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Planning Your Bhutan Tour From Singapore

BY Joni Herison - DATE: - 23/Jan/2024

Plan your Bhutan tour from Singapore with ease. Discover essential tips and insights for a successful, enriching travel experience!

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Trekking in the Himalayas: Bhutan's Best Trails

BY Joni Herison - DATE: - 23/Nov/2023

Embark on a Himalayan adventure with Bhutan's top trekking routes. Explore the stunning Druk Path Trek and challenging Snowman Trek, and discover essential tips for an unforgettable journey.

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Where is Bhutan Located? A Quick Geography Lesson

BY Joni Herison - DATE: - 20/Nov/2023

Discover the geographical position of Bhutan on the world map, its neighboring countries, and unique features. Get a quick geography lesson about Bhutan's location.

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Sacred Sites of Bhutan: Journey to Spiritual Sanctuaries

BY Joni Herison - DATE: - 13/Sep/2023

Welcome to the mystical kingdom of Bhutan, nestled in the majestic Himalayas. Bhutan is not just a land of breathtaking landscapes; it is also a kingdom infused with deep spirituality. The spiritual inclination of Bhutan is evident in its numerous sacred sites, temples, and monasteries. These sites are not only places of worship but also hold immense cultural and historical significance. Embark on a spiritual journey to Bhutan and traverse from one tourist attraction to another to attain solitude and refresh your soul.

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Bhutanese Cuisine: Must-Try Dishes in Bhutan

BY Joni Herison - DATE: - 17/May/2021

Food is the single great unifier that connects us across cultures and religions. A trip to Bhutan will be incomplete without trying out some of its popular dishes.

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Top 5 treks in Bhutan for Beginners

BY Joni Herison - DATE: - 16/Apr/2021

Trekking in Bhutan is one of the best ways to explore the breathtaking pristine environment of the Kingdom. Whether it’s an arduous hike or just a leisure stroll on flat lands, you’ll traverse through spectacular Himalayan mountains. There are many different trekking routes in Bhutan suitable for different levels of trekkers.

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Interesting facts about the Bhutanese languages

BY Joni Herison - DATE: - 09/Apr/2021

Bhutan is a small landlocked country located in the South Asia region between China and India. The Kingdom is surrounded by stunning Himalayan mountains. Bhutan is a melting pot of diverse cultures and communities. Therefore, many languages are spoken within the tiny Himalayan Buddhist Kingdom.

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Bhutan 13 Traditional Arts and Crafts (Zorig Chusum)

BY Joni Herison - DATE: - 24/Feb/2021

Almost all representation in Bhutanese art, music and dance has its roots in Buddhism. The development of arts and crafts in Bhutan can be traced back to the 15th-century terton (treasure revealer), Pema Lingpa. He was an accomplished painter, metalworker, sculptor and architect. In 1680, the fourth desi, Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye opened the School of Bhutanese Arts & Crafts, presently known as the National Institute of Zorig Chusum to further boost the country’s unique artistic tradition.

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Top 15 Places to Visit in Thimphu Bhutan

BY Joni Herison - DATE: - 19/Feb/2021

Bhutan is one of the most unique countries in the world due to its culture heritage, natural environment, and the government's policies. And that’s why travelling to Bhutan is considered a once in a lifetime experience by many. Aside from the must visit places in Paro, there are also many exciting places to visit in the capital city of Thimphu.

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Your Ultimate Bhutan Travel Packing Checklist

BY Joni Herison - DATE: - 16/Feb/2021

If you are travelling to Bhutan for the first time, it is natural to feel excited and anxious not knowing what to expect of this beautiful kingdom. If you are wondering what you should pack for your trip to Bhutan, the packing tips below will be helpful. This packing checklist will help you to ease your anxiety and get ready for what might just be your most memorable trip!

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Why should you travel to Bhutan with Druk Asia

BY Joni Herison - DATE: - 04/Feb/2021

If you are wondering which tour agency should I choose to travel with to Bhutan, look no further

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13 Unique Facts You Must Know About Bhutan

BY Joni Herison - DATE: - 27/Jan/2021

Bhutan, officially Kingdom of Bhutan is an enclave country that is surrounded by two giant countries, India and China. It mostly contains highlands. The Kingdom covers many of the Himalaya range passes. Bhutan is a constitutional monarchy where the king is the head of state and executive power is vested in the cabinet, headed by the Prime Minister.

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Top 7 Must Visit Places in Paro, Bhutan for 2021

BY Joni Herison - DATE: - 19/Jan/2021

Are you seeking for one of a kind travel destination for the next year? We know how stressful this year was. Giving yourself a break is a great reward. If you’re an adventurer who is seeking unique wonders on this earth – Bhutan is the best place to be

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Top 40 Places to Visit and Things to Do In Bhutan

BY Joni Herison - DATE: - 08/Aug/2020

Ancient monasteries. Vibrant festivals. Unique culture. Breath-taking landscapes. Delicious food. Profound spirituality. It is no surprise that the once isolated Kingdom of Bhutan is voted as Lonely Planet Top Country to Visit in 2020.

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Chen Han Wei 陈汉玮 and Sheila Sim 沈琳宸 - Toggle’s Away With My BFF 老友出走记 to Bhutan 不丹

BY Joni Herison - DATE: - 18/Feb/2020

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.

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DOs and DON'Ts in Bhutan

BY Joni Herison - DATE: - 04/Dec/2019

The basic rule about what can and can't we do in Bhutan

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Taste of Bhutan: Souping Things Up

BY Joni Herison - DATE: - 29/Oct/2019

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!

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Guess Where in Bhutan?

BY Joni Herison - DATE: - 16/Aug/2019

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?

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7 Facts You Never Knew About Flying Into Bhutan

BY Joni Herison - DATE: - 02/Aug/2019

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.

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Whatcha Say in Bhutan?

BY Joni Herison - DATE: - 21/Aug/2018

A Dzongkha Handbook in context for travellers.

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Spirit of Bhutan

BY Joni Herison - DATE: - 05/Dec/2017

First-time visitor Ryandall Lim believes that the true essence of Bhutan lies in its many magical moments

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All You Need to Know About Bhutanese Currency

BY Joni Herison - DATE: - 30/Jun/2017

If you intend on travelling to Bhutan or you're looking at a potential currency exchange, knowing more about the Bhutanese currency is necessary.

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Low Cost Travel To Bhutan: Happiest Country on Earth

BY Joni Herison - DATE: - 01/Jun/2017

One of the most happiest country on earth: Bhutan
Ever 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.

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When To Start Booking Your Trip

BY Joni Herison - DATE: - 14/Feb/2017

Since we’ve already busted common myths hindering most people from travelling to Bhutan in a previous post, we thought we’d follow that up with a little something on how you can plan your trip and when you should get started.

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5 Common Myths About Bhutan Debunked

BY Joni Herison - DATE: - 07/Feb/2017

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.

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Top 10 Attractions In Bhutan

BY Joni Herison - DATE: - 24/Jan/2017

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.

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10 Reasons To Visit Bhutan In Spring

BY Joni Herison - DATE: - 13/Jan/2017

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)

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The Best of Bhutan 2016

BY Joni Herison - DATE: - 26/Jan/2016

We have curated the best of Bhutan 2016 from our numerous road trips, hotel inspections and feedback from our guests.

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12 Best Books on Bhutan

BY Joni Herison - DATE: - 07/Mar/2024

We’ve compiled a list of 12 best books for people who are keen to understand more about the Bhutanese culture, customs and traditions. Here are some of the best reads on Bhutan in preparation for your own journey to the mystical kingdom.

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