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Bhutan

Hazel Wright | Buddha dordenma, Bhutan

Buddha dordenma, Bhutan

The big Buddha Dordenma at the top of a hill near Thimpu in Bhutan can be seen from miles around
Hazel Wright | Buddha Dordenma, Bhutan

Buddha Dordenma, Bhutan

The Buddha Dordenma, sited at the top of a hill near Thimpu, Bhutan, with the mountains of Bhutan in the background
Hazel Wright | View from the site of the Buddha Dordenma, Bhutan

View from the site of the Buddha Dordenma, Bhutan

A view across the mountains from the site of the Buddha Dordenma, near Thimpu, Bhutan
Hazel Wright | Stupas at the Dochula Pass, Bhutan

Stupas at the Dochula Pass, 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.
Hazel Wright | khamsung yuelley namgyal stupa, Bhutan

khamsung yuelley namgyal stupa, Bhutan

A view from the kamsung yuelley namgyal stupa across the Punakha valley to the mountains
Hazel Wright | Punakha Dzong, Bhutan

Punakha Dzong, Bhutan

The Punakha Dzong, a fortress and monastery in Bhutan, sited beside a river, with a bridge over the river in the background.
Hazel Wright | Subsistence farmers in the Punakha Valley

Subsistence farmers in the Punakha Valley

Subsistence farmers working in their fields in the Punakha Valley, Bhutan
Hazel Wright | Punakha Valley, Bhutan

Punakha Valley, Bhutan

The Punakha Valley, Bhutan
Hazel Wright | Chele la Pass, Bhutan

Chele la Pass, 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
Hazel Wright | Dzongdrakha, Bhutan

Dzongdrakha, Bhutan

Drongdrakha village,Bhutan, built into the side of a mountain
Hazel Wright | Paro Valley, Bhutan

Paro Valley, Bhutan

View of the Paro Valley from the Rinpung Dzong
Hazel Wright | The Haa Valley, Bhutan

The Haa Valley, Bhutan

A village in the Haa Valley, Bhutan
Hazel Wright | Tigers Nest monastery, Bhutan

Tigers Nest monastery, 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
Hazel Wright | Temple in the Paro Valley, Bhuitan

Temple in the Paro Valley, Bhuitan

A small temple in the Paro Valley, Bhutan