Paro, Bhutan

by Stacy Phillips June. 22, 2017 2416 views

You hug the valley sides when you fly into Paro, thinking the wings are just close enough to scrape the mountains.

Considered one of the most challenging landings in the world.

Considered one of the most challenging landings in the world.

But surely this is the prettiest airport terminal in the world.

But surely this is the prettiest airport terminal in the world.

Eleni was happy to be back.

Eleni was happy to be back.

It didn't take us long to immerse ourselves in the local culture.

Archery is the national sport in Bhutan.

Archery is the national sport in Bhutan.

In a traditional match 11 players on a team will shoot towards their target.

In a traditional match 11 players on a team will shoot towards their target.

The target being 150m away and about 30cm in diameter. Their team mates will be there to give them tips, to dance in celebration and to heckle the opposing team.

The target being 150m away and about 30cm in diameter. Their team mates will be there to give them tips, to dance in celebration and to heckle the opposing team.

Kyichu Lhakhang was built in the 7th century, making it one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Bhutan.

Kyichu Lhakhang was built in the 7th century, making it one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Bhutan.

Prayer wheels are to be turned clockwise by hand.

Prayer wheels are to be turned clockwise by hand.

Paro valley in all its glory.

Paro valley in all its glory.

Home to fertile agricultural land.

Home to fertile agricultural land.

Variable weather.

Variable weather.

And the indomitable Paro Dzong (more on dzongs in another post).

And the indomitable Paro Dzong (more on dzongs in another post).

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Ugyen Norbu 2 years, 4 months ago

Hi, Stacy.. Hope you enjoyed Bhutan..your photo are beautiful even to my Bhutanese eyes 27 years seeing the same scenery...

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Stacy Phillips Replied to Ugyen Norbu 2 years, 4 months ago

Thank you so much, that means a lot to me grinning Bhutan is such a beautiful country, I hope my pictures can do it justice!

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Ram Ya 2 years, 4 months ago

Thanks for sharing your beautiful photo story, Stacy! 
#2 I agree, I have never seen a prettier airport terminal! 
#8 Love the colors and close up 
#12 Beautiful composition and stunning landscape and architecture. 

p.s. Welcome to PhotoBlog! 
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Stacy Phillips Replied to Ram Ya 2 years, 4 months ago

Thank you so much for the comments! :) PhotoBlog is going well for me so far!

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