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Bhutan in the World Transplant Games

This year Bhutan will be represented at the 18th World Transplant Games in Goteborg, Sweden on June 17 to 24 for the first time. Tashi Namgay, 26, working in Thimphu will participate in 100 meters and 200 meters. He will be one among 1000 transplanted athletes from 50 different countries around … [Read more...]

First ever Takin festival in Bhutan

For the first time in Bhutan a takin festival will take place. Takin is the national animal of the country. The Jigme Dorji National Park in collaboration with Tourism Council of Bhutan has organised the first ever Takin Festival, in Tsharijathang under Gasa Dzongkhag on June 9 and 10 this … [Read more...]

Turkish Ambassador meets Bhutanese Prime Minister

Turkish Ambassador to Bangladesh, H.E Mehmet Vakur Erkul, called on the hon’ble Prime Minister of Bhutan Jigmi Y Thinley in National Assembly Hall on June 8. Ambassador H.E Mehmet Vakur Erkul, who has been appointed as the special envoy of the Foreign Minister of Turkey to Bhutan, arrived in the … [Read more...]

Tickling your taste bud with yak meat

Quickly seared, thinly sliced yak with Chef’s version of Bhutan’s most popular dish ‘ema datsi’ (chilli and cheese) toppings is a new creation introduced at Amankora in Thimphu. Yak has become a signature dish on the menus of Amankora lodges across Bhutan. Amankora lodges are renowned for using … [Read more...]

Bhutan-Poland Friendship Society

Her Majesty the Queen Mother, Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck launched The Bhutan- Poland Friendship Society in Warsaw, Poland on May 25. In her address Her Majesty thanked the government and people of Poland for the warm hospitality accorded to the Bhutanese delegation and commended the President of … [Read more...]

Drukair gets new aircraft

A 48-seater European built ATR 42-500 aircraft arrived on June 4 as the third aircraft of Bhutan’s national airline Drukair. The leased aircraft will be operating between Kolkata, India and Kathmandu, Nepal daily. Drukair is expecting to save some operation cost with this smaller … [Read more...]

Attracting tourists year-round into Bhutan

Tourism in Bhutan is seasonal and getting tourists to visit the country throughout the year has always been a big challenge for the tour operators. The challenge has been accepted and people in the tourism business jointly are finding a way to flatten seasonality so that the flow of tourist will … [Read more...]

Tiger friendly tourism

Practitioners from six tiger range countries, a team from the World Bank and Global Tiger Initiative met for a workshop in Thimphu earlier this week. The workshop, Smart Green Infrastructure (SGI) in Tiger Conservation Landscapes: Practitioners Workshop addressed the multispectral implications … [Read more...]

Bhutan’s GNH inspires Schomberg, Germany

A special Bhutan Day will be hosted in Schömberg, Germany during their second annual Week of Happiness starting July 17. The Bhutan Day will revolve around Bhutan with presentations, exhibits, dance performers and art exhibitions. The week of happiness offers workshops, seminars on happiness and … [Read more...]

Bhutan Pavilion: the showstopper

The Bhutan Pavilion was the main attraction at the 2010 -11 Taipei International Flora Expo and swept off the excellence award from among more than 30 other participating countries. Prime Minister Jigme Thinley received the award on Bhutan’s behalf from Grace Huang, the President of Sunya … [Read more...]