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Mekong Delta day tour – Cai Rang floating market

Mr. Ninh arranged a wonderful trip for us from Saigon to the Cai Rang floating market. I tried to arrange a day trip to Cai Rang with other more reviewed Mekong delta tour groups with no luck. They would only go to Cai Be in one day, which is not the same as Cai Rang.  All in all, a great tour and just what I wanted!

Mekong Delta day tour – Cai Rang floating market

June 5, 2016

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Paro travel guide

Paro travel guide:

Paro is a beautiful valley with a small town in Western Bhutan. The valley encapsulates within itself a rich culture, scenic beauty and hundreds of myths and legends. It is home to many Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries. Paro is also one of the most fertile valley in the Kingdom producing a bulk of the locally famous red rice from its terraced fields. Paro is drained by Pa Chhu, the source of which is from the snow capped Mount Jomolhari (7,314m). Bhutan’s only International Airport in also located in this beautiful valley.

  • Paro Dzong

The Paro Dzong is one of Bhutan’s most impressive and well-known dzongs, and perhaps the finest example of Bhutanese architecture you’ll see. The massive buttressed walls that tower over the town are visible throughout the valley.

Known by the Name Rinchen Pung Dzong meaning “Fortress on the Heap of Jewels”, the dzong was built in 1646 by ShabdrungNgawangNamgyal, the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan. Today the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district.  From Paro town, an approach traditional bridge will take you to the dzong through stone inlaid foot path. Paro tsechhu, which happens in spring is witnessed by thousands of spectators including the Royals.

  • Paro Ta Dzong

Paro Ta Dzong was built in 1651 as a watch tower.  Since 1967, the Ta Dzong was converted into national museum.  The six storied circular structure, holds fascinating collection of art, relics, religious thangkha paintings and Bhutan’s exquisite postage stamps, representing different eras, as early as 4000 B.C. to the present day.

The National Museum of Bhutan is among the few educational institutions that interpret the history and culture of Bhutan through its exhibits, conducting symposiums, publication of research findings and conservation of artifacts.

 

  • Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Locally Known as Taktshnag, meaning Tigers Nest, the monastery hangs on a cliff, overlooking the enchanting pine forests and the valley beneath. The trail to the monastery climbs through attractive pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss, and an infrequent grove of fluttering prayer flags.A pony can be arranged for the ride up, but only until the cafeteria.

The Monastery has great significance on Buddhism in Bhutan as this is the place where Guru Rinpoche brought Buddhism into Bhutan, arriving on the back of a tigress.

 

  • Drugyal Dzong

Drukgyal Dzong was a fortress and Buddhist monastery, now in ruins, located in the upper part of the Paro valley in Paro District of Bhutan. The Dzong was probably built by Tenzin Drukdra in 1649 at the behest of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate victory over an invasion from Tibet.

Historically and strategically this Dzong withstood all its glory and was featured in 1914 vide National Geographic magazine. The glory of Drukgyel Dzong remained even when its was destroyed by fire in 1951. On a clear day, one can see the commanding view of Mount. Jomolhari from the village, below the Dzong.

 

  • KichuLhakhang

Kichu Lhankhang is one of the two oldest and most sacred shrines in Bhutan dating back to 7th century, the other being Bumthang Jambay Lhakhang. The lhakhang complex is composed of two temples. The first temple was built by Tibetan King, SongtsenGampo in the 7th century and in 1968, H.M. AshiKesang, the Queen Mother of Bhutan, built the second temple in same original pattern.

  • KilaGoemba

Nestled in a rocky patch on mountain side below the Chelela pass and perched precariously along the rock face, Kila Goempa is a serene home of Buddhist nuns who have dedicated their life for spiritual fulfilment and leading undisturbed life of religious studies, prayer and meditation. It is about an hour walk from Chelela pass, amidst the greens of woods. For more information things to do or tours, please visit Bhutan tour package for further.

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