The big Buddha Dordenma at the top of a hill near Thimpu in Bhutan can be seen from miles around
The Buddha Dordenma, sited at the top of a hill near Thimpu, Bhutan, with the mountains of Bhutan in the background
A view across the mountains from the site of the Buddha Dordenma, near Thimpu, Bhutan
Some of the 108 stupas at the top of the Dochula Pass, Bhutan, built in honour of 108 Bhutanese soldiers who died in a 2003 military operation.
A view from the kamsung yuelley namgyal stupa across the Punakha valley to the mountains
The Punakha Dzong, a fortress and monastery in Bhutan, sited beside a river, with a bridge over the river in the background.
Subsistence farmers working in their fields in the Punakha Valley, Bhutan
The Punakha Valley, Bhutan
The top of the Chele La pass, Bhutan with the Himalayas in the background. This is the highest driveable point in Bhutan and is covered with colourful prayer flags
Drongdrakha village,Bhutan, built into the side of a mountain
View of the Paro Valley from the Rinpung Dzong
A village in the Haa Valley, Bhutan
The Tigers Nest monastery, Bhutan. Built into the cliffside. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brough Buddhism to Bhutan in 757, flew there on the back of a flying tigress. The original monastery was destroyed by fire in 1998 and has been reconstructed
A small temple in the Paro Valley, Bhutan