Off the beaten path: Bhutan

Bhutan, the land of the Thunder Dragon, dugpas, the homeland Bön religion and the only Vajrayana Buddhism place on Earth, which is called "The Last Shangrila" for its pristine environment and harmonious society, has plenty to offer for the off the beaten path travelers. The views are breathtaking, the history is rich and many weird facts are still shrouded in mystery, the culture is fascinating and unusual compared to the other Buddhist countries. You can visit various temples, Dzongs, do some trekking, go to one of the festivals, enjoy the phallus worship all around you - all after you land at one of the most dangerous landings in the world - Paro airport.

The Phallus worship in Bhutan

Besides its amazing views and temples, Bhutan is the most phallic place on earth - you can encounter phalluses everywhere you go, painted on the houses, standing on the roofs and in the fields,…

Paro Taktsang, the Tiger's Nest

Paro Taktsang is a monastery in Bhutan hanging on a precipitous cliff 3120 meters above sea level. It is considered one of the holiest places in Bhutan and is connected with the legend of Guru…