Lonely Planet Bhutan
Search for fried ferns, jellied cowskins, and dried yak cheese at Thimphu's weekend market.
Be blessed with a 10-inch penis at Chimi Lhakhang, the home of the 'Divine Madman'.
Dance with snowlions and banter with clowns at the pick of Bhutan's colorful festivals.
Hike up to the gavity-defying Tiger's Nest monastery, reputedly held on to the sheer cliff face by the hairs of angels.
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Understand murals and monsters with in-depth coverage of Bhutanese Buddhism and culture by our regional expert.
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