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Destination Bhutan is a Destination Management Company founded in November 2014. We carefully plan holidays for leisure travelers ranging from Budget to Luxury travel as well as corporate travelers taking care of the smallest of details. Our planning is based on understanding the needs and offering a product based on our knowledge, experience, intense passion and love for the Kingdom of Bhutan. Our Planning starts from hand crafting the itinerary to carefully selecting hotels with character and ambience. Organizing your mode of transport within Bhutan be it a modest but with character SUV car or a private coaster bus.

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Thimpu Tshechu

Sep 30, 2017

Tashi Chhodzong, THIMPHU

One of the biggest festivals in the country is the Thimphu Tshechu. This festival is held in the capital city for three days beginning on 10th day of the 8th month of lunar calendar.The Thimphu Tshechu underwent a change in the 1950s, when the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, introduced numerous Boed chhams (mask dances performed by lay monks). These additions added colour and variation to the festival without compromising its spiritual significance. Mask dances like the Guru Tshengye (Eight Manifestations of Guru), Shaw Shachi (Dance of the Stags) are enjoyed because they are similar to stage-theater. Equally important are the Atsaras, who are more than just mere clowns. The Atsaras are the dupthobs (acharyas), who provide protection. The dances and the jesting of the Atsaras are believed to entrance evil forces and prevent them from causing harm during Tshechus. Modern Atsaras also perform short skits to disseminate health and social awareness messages.