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BHUTAN  >  AZIE 


Vakantie in Bhutan  -  Reisinformatie Bhutan.

De lokale naam van het land : Druk Yul [ het land van de draak ]

Bhutan ligt in AziŽ, hoog in de oostelijke Himalaya. Het land wordt ingeklemd door China [ Tibet ] en India. Het zuidelijke gedeelte van Bhutan ligt op het Indische subcontinent.

Door de eeuwen heen is het land door vele heiligen, mystici en pelgrims bezocht die niet alleen voor hun persoonlijke ontwikkeling kwamen, maar het land en volk tegelijkertijd een spirituele en culturele erfenis nalieten die nog steeds in het dagelijkse leven van Bhutan is terug te vinden.

Districten in Bhutan [ dzongkhag ] : Bumthang, Chhukha, Chirang, Daga, Geylegphug, Ha, Lhuntshi, Mongar, Paro, Pemagatsel, Punakha, Samchi, Samdrup Jongkhar, Shemgang, Tashigang, Thimphu, Tongsa, Wangdi Phodrang

Hoofdstad van Bhutan : Thimphu

Phuntsholing [ toegang tot en vertrek over land ]


hotels/hostelsreisbureaus, reisgidsen, reizen naar buthan

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Recente reisadviezen - zie pagina reisadvies

Hotels in Bhutan

Hotels -  allemaal eigendom van Bhutan Tourism Corporation Ltd
Each property is designed in the traditional Bhutanese style, yet each retains its own character and is set in unusual and dramatic locations: from the Hotel Olathang in the foothills of the Paro Valley surrounded by blue pine forests to the Hotel Motithang (Bhutan's first hotel) overlooking Thimphu's skyline to Trongsa's Sherubling Lodge, with its alpine feel and remarkable vista over the golden roofs of Trongsa Dzong

Reisbureaus / Reisorganisaties

  VNC Asia Travel - Bhutan
Het meest veelzijdige aanbod van reizen naar AziŽ. Groepsreizen, luxe verzorgd en reizen met ruimte voor eigen initiatief. Speciale groepsreizen en incentives. Individuele Reizen op maat. Het team van VNC Asia Travel heeft een schat aan kennis en ervaring waarmee zij voor u de mooiste reizen naar AziŽ samenstellen.

 Mata India Tours [anvr/sgr], tel.: 0183 - 690 830
 Passaat [ sgr ], tel.: 0252 - 422 941

 Himalayan Kingdoms [ uit GB ]
A.o. Bird Watching in Bhutan, Cultural Tour of Bhutan, Family Trek, Sacred Mountains - Secret Valleys, Tashi Tenzing's Darjeeling & Bhutan Panorama, The Chorten Path, The Complete Lunana Snowman trek, The Hidden Kingdom Trek
 Voyages Jules Verne  -  bijzondere reizen voor de betrokken reiziger

 Far Fung Places [ ]  -  reizen in kleine groepjes
 Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators [ ABTO ]
Vereniging van Bhutanese touroperators
 Tour Operators in Bhutan - officiŽle lijst van het toeristenbureau Bhutan

Reisgidsen Bhutan / Reisliteratuur

 Bruna  -   

 Cicerone wandelgids Bhutan  -  a trekker's guide
 Fotoboek Bhutan - Parel van de Himalaya door Matthieu Ricard
Lannoo.
 Fotoboek Bhutan -  Edition Panorama
 Reisgids Lonely Planet Bhutan  -  Lonely Planet
 Reisgids Travelguide Odyssey Bhutan
 Reisverhaal Bhutan - Buttertea at Sunrise  -  Britta Das
 Wegenkaart - landkaart Bhutan  -  ITMB

 Bhutan - Footprint Handbook  -  Gyurme Dorje
Paperback 352 pages (October 29, 2004); Publisher: Footprint Handbooks; Language: English; ISBN: 190347132X
 Bhutan - Lonely Planet Country Guide  -  Stan Armington
Paperback 320 pages (June 25, 2002); Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; Language: English; ISBN: 1864501456
 Dreams of the Peaceful Dragon: Journey into Bhutan
Door Katie Hickman, Tom Owen Edmonds (Photographer)
Paperback 192 pages (February 7, 2002); Publisher: Phoenix mass market p/bk
 In Search of Shangri-La: The Extraordinary True Story of the Quest for the Lost Horizon
Op zoek naar Shangri-La door Michael McRae
Paperback 240 pages (March 25, 2004); Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; Language: English; ISBN: 0140290427

Vervoer / Hoe kom ik in Buthan

All tourists (group or individual) must travel on a pre-planned, prepaid, guided package tour program. Independent travel is not permitted.

Blauw vierkantje - illu Luchthaven van Buthan - Paro Airport [ PBH/VQPR ] - zie Druk Air

The nearest Indian airport is in Bagdogra, which can be reached by plane from Calcutta and Delhi. The road from Bagdogra connects to Phuentsholing, a border town in Bhutan. It is a 3-4 hour drive from the airport. It takes approximately 6 hours from Phuentsholing to Thimphu or Paro.

Blauw vierkantje - illu Druk Air - de enige luchtvaartmaatschappij die van / naar Bhutan vliegt.
Het laatste stuk van je vliegreis naar Bhutan begint dus in Calcutta, Dhaka of Kathmandu

Er zijn geen lokale luchtvaartmaatschappijen of treinverbindingen.

Blauw vierkantje - illu Losse vliegtickets - diverse Nederlandse aanbieders

Belangrijkste wegen over land zijn goed onderhouden.

 Kaart van Bhutan bij Travelmap


Links / Verwijzingen

 Department of Tourism, Bhutan -  VVV Bhutan

Blauw vierkantje - illu The Kingdom of Buthan [ Koninkrijk Bhutan ]
Op Buddhisme gebaseerde reisprogramma's, Birding in Buthan, The weaver's trail, Trekking Itineraries

Blauw vierkantje - illu Thimphu  -  hoofdstad van Bhutan, liggend aan Wang Chu [ Chu Rivier ]
Western part of the country, in a high valley of the Himalayas, former Winter Capital. Market center for agricultural goods produced in the surrounding valley.

Blauw vierkantje - illu Phuntsholing  -  toegang over land [ en vertrek]
Zuidelijke grensstad Phuentsholing bij West-Bengalen, Inida

 Bumthang
 Gasa Dzong
 Mongar
 Paro
 Punakha  -  Punakha Dzong, ooit de zomerhoofdstad van Bhutan
 Samdrup Jongkhar
 Trashigang
 Trongsa
 Wangduephodrang

 Bhumthang Vallei  -  door de Bhutanezen als zeer heilige plaats beschouwd
 Dochula Pas [ 3100m ]
Mebartsho, a holy site and pilgrimage place also known as the Burning Lake
 Vallei van Punakha / Punakha Vallei
 Yotola Pas [ 3440m ]

 Black Necked Crane [ Wangduephodrang ]
 Dechenchoeling Paleis in Thimphu - het officiŽle verblijf van de koning
Blauw vierkantje - illu Bhutan 
Info over natuurlijke hulpbronnen, de mensen, de overheid, en politieke organisaties
 Bhutan, koninkrijk in de Himalaya
Blauw vierkantje - illu Kuensel  -  nationale krant van Bhutan
Published weekly in three languages; Dzongkha, English and Nepali. Kuensel wants to keep its Bhutanese and international readers up to date on the politics and current events in the kingdom.
Blauw vierkantje - illu PBS  -  Living Edens
Bhutan, or the Land of the Thunder Dragon, is the only remaining Buddhist Himalayan kingdom. Shrouded in timeless mystery, Bhutan is one of the few surviving regions whose secrets have passed undisturbed through the millennia. Since 95 percent of the Bhutanese people remain subsistence farmers or pastoralists, they live in harmony with an extraordinary diversity of animals, including the wild buffalo, red panda, Himalayan black bear, takin and blue sheep.

Cuisine - Buthanese keuken - recepten

Spicy chilies (ema) mixed with a cheese sauce called emadatse is the national dish of Bhutan. Chilies are treated as a vegetable rather than a seasoning in the Bhutanese diet. A wide variety of fresh vegetables are a daily staple of the Bhutanese diet.

Blauw vierkantje - illu Bhutanese Food [ Bhutanees eten ]
...Almost all Bhutanese meals consist of a generous helping of rice and one or more "curry" dishes. I quote curry because of a lack of a better English word. In Dzongkha those dishes are called tshoem. The rice is boiled (or steamed) and can be white polished rice (called ja chum)or a unique variety of Bhutanese rice which is pink in color (called eue chum). The pink or red sice is heavier and has a slightly nutty flavour. Outside Bhutan it can be found in some specialty food stores in some larger US cities like LA, SF and NY...

Geschiedenis van Bhutan

Onafhankelijk van India op 8 augustus 1949.

Bhutan is gevestigd als boeddhistische theocratie in de 17e eeuw. Het gebied kwam onder Britse invloed vanuit India in de 19e eeuw.

Mystery surrounds Bhutan's distant past, as priceless irretrievable documents were lost in fires and earthquakes. In the 8th century CE, Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava or second Buddha) made his legendary trip from Eastern Bhutan to Western Bhutan on the back of a flying tigress to subdue the evil spirits who hindered Buddhism. After defeating them, he blessed them as guardians of the doctrine. thus introducing Tantric Buddhism to Bhutan. Taktshang or Tigers Nest in the Paro Valley is where he landed and today it remains one of most sacred places in Bhutan.

It is believed that the name Bhutan is derived from the Sanskrit 'Bhotant', meaning 'the end of Tibet', or from 'Bhu-uttan', meaning 'high land'. Historically the Bhutanese have refered to their country as Druk Yul, 'land of the thunder dragon'. Bhutanese refer to themselves as Drukpa people.

Blauw vierkantje - illu Rediscovering Bhutan  -  M.N. Gulati
This book is the story of ancient times in Bhutan, their history religion, culture, beliefs, politics. It is a complete source of informations and a reference tool on Bhutan.
Hardcover 413 pages (August 30, 2003); Publisher: Manas Publications; Language: English; ISBN: 8170491568
Blauw vierkantje - illu A political & religious history of Bhutan, 1651-1906 - C. T Dorji
Paperback 241 pages (1995); Publisher: Sangay Xam in collaboration with Prominent Publishers, Delhi, India; ISBN: 8186239030

Muziek, Cultuur & Entertainment

Bhutan is an ancient kingdom secluded high in the eastern Himalayas. It has been visited by a great many saints, mystics, scholars and pilgrims over the centuries who not only came for their personal elucidation, but blessed the land and its people with an invaluable spiritual and cultural legacy that has shaped every facet of Bhutanese lives.

Bhutan's artistic tradition has its roots in Buddhism with almost all representation in the arts running along the prevailing theme of struggle between good and evil. A rare blend of Tibetan, Indian and Chinese traditional styles in characteristic Bhutanese setting, Bhutanese art is mostly symbolic.

De bhutaanse muziek kent traditionele genres als rigsar, zhungdra en boedra.

 Bhutan (Cultures of the World)  -  Robert Cooper
Library Binding 128 pages (March 2001); Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Corporation; Language: English; ISBN: 0761411917
 Tibetan Buddhist Rites from the Monasteries of Bhutan
Audio CD (March 21, 2005); Number of Discs: 2
Archery - Bhutan's national sport
With traditional competitions being held regularly in most villages.
Trongsa Tsechu Festival [ Trongsa ]

 

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