Bhutan's Sacred Places

Enjoy our writer’s journey to Bhutan and experience the peace of Buddhism.
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Author Jessica Maxwell’s husband Tom Andersen and son, Eli, on their way to Tiger’s Nest Monastery
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The author, Jessica Maxwell, and her husband, Tom Andersen
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Jessica Maxwell in a farm family’s home
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Prayer flags
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A Buddhist deity
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A detail of a temple wall mural
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Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Taktshang Gompa), Paro Valley
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An elder praying while walking
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A Bhutanese boy
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A Paro Festival dancer
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Pilgrims beneath the sacred thongdroel (banner)
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A chorten (spiritual monument) in Phobjikha Valley
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Young monks at Punakha Dzong
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A shrine at Dochola Pass
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Punakha Dzong
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A Buddha carving
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A Bhutanese holy man
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Buddhist prayer beads
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Monks at Gangtey Monastery
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