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Discover a land of mythology and magic at Taj Tashi, nestled in the folds of the magnificent Thimphu Valley. An enchanting fusion of Bhutan’s Dzong architecture and modern design, this spectacular hotel will leave you captivated.
Five years in the making, Zhiwa Ling is a tribute to the ornate architectural arts of Bhutan. Every part of the hotel is handmade, from the massive hand-carved wooden beams to the seemingly endless designs of the colorful, hand-painted ceilings and walls. Zhiwa Ling provides the most authentic top-tier hospitality and accommodation experience in Bhutan and is Bhutan’s first locally owned, faithfully traditional hotel with 21st century conveniences. As a result, guests can experience an authentic Buddhist ceremony beside the 450-year-old timbers of our in-hotel temple while remaining comfortably warm thanks to an advanced Swedish in-floor heating system. Likewise, guests can order room service for favorite local dishes such as “ema datsi” which is traditional chillies and cheese while checking their email or surfing the Internet, wirelessly, inside the privacy and comfort of their rooms. Zhiwa Ling is a unique cultural hybrid–an exuberant celebration of the best of a 1,000-year-old culture combined with modern day innovations.
COMO Uma Paro is located in the heart of Bhutan. Hotel guests enjoy sweeping views of the pristine Himalayas from the 38-acre estate, comprising 20 rooms and nine villas with a design that is a subtle fusion of indigenous style, and a fresh, clean-lined modernism. COMO Uma Paro also offers adventure. The town of Paro, Bhutan’s main cultural hub, lies nearby. Hiking, mountain biking, archery, festivals, and overnight camping trips are all available, as well as two-centre trips with sister hotel lodge, COMO Uma Punakha. Guests can later restore and indulge in vital holistic therapies at COMO Shambhala Retreat, and dine in style at the Bukhari restaurant, where local Bhutanese produce is blended with Indian cuisine.
An array of Bhutanese, Western and Indian dishes are served across all five Amankora Lodges, using local ingredients such as yak meat and fresh honey from the Bumthang Valley. Private dining can be arranged both inside and outside the Lodges, whether for an intimate dinner or group celebration
Celebrate your special day in a veritable Shangri-La, where the ancient and modern unite in a series of unforgettable moments. Surrounded by the majestic Himalayas and positioned in the heart of Bhutan’s capital city, we promise a wedding that captures the spirit of the destination while being perfectly attuned to your tastes. Le Méridien Thimphu offers one of the city’s largest banquet spaces, our 382 square-metre Tshokhang Ballroom. This striking space can accommodate receptions of up to 300 guests, with an adjacent 158 square-metre pre-function area providing the ideal space for cocktails before, during, and after. The ballroom also offers access to a private outdoor courtyard where guest can enjoy fresh air and engaging conversation. Customisation opportunities and state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems support any experience you can envision.
Bhutan, a Himalayan kingdom, is a landlocked country located between China and India. With its reputation for mystery and magic, stunning mountainous backdrops and traditional architectural structures, couples can be assured of an unforgettable wedding experience and record moments of happiness and wonder.
Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia at the eastern end of the Himalayas, a land of spectacular monasteries, beautiful ancient fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic topography ranging from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. Bhutan’s capital and largest city is Thimphu, the only capital city in the world that does not use traffic lights. With its grand intimate settings, and unique scenery, Bhutan may be picture-perfect for romantic getaways, destination weddings and honeymoons as well, but it has not lost sight of its spirituality and faithfulness to Buddhism or the traditions that permeate Bhutanese daily life. Bhutan, the ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’, is the perfect destination for a really unique wedding. It has continually ranked as the happiest country in the world. The tranquil nature of its culture and exceptionally friendly people make it a quaint and charming place to visit. The unique wilderness and stunning beauty of Bhutan will ensure that your special occasion will be a truly magical and unforgettable experience.
The most distinctive characteristic of Bhutanese cuisine is its spiciness. Chillis are an essential part of nearly every dish and are considered so important that most Bhutanese people will not enjoy a meal that was isn’t spicy. A typical Bhutanese celebratory feast means meat, meat and more meat! The wedding banquet is often filled with lavish drinks and dances. The following is a list of the most popular Bhutanese dishes: Momos are Tibetan-style dumplings stuffed with pork, beef or cabbages and cheese. Traditionally eaten during special occasions, these tasty treats are a Bhutanese favourite. Phaksha Paa is pork cooked with spicy red chillies. Jasha Maru is spicy minced chicken with tomatoes. Goep (Tripe). Like most other meat dishes, it is cooked with plenty of spicy chillies and chilli powder. Ema Datshi is the National Dish of Bhutan. A spicy mix of chillies and the delicious local cheese known as Datshi. Although (sweet milk) tea is a popular beverage in Bhutan, most people prefer Sura. This saltered butter tea is served on all social occasions. Regarding alcohol, the Chang (local beer) and Ara (a spirit distilled from rice, maize, wheat or barley) are common and very much favoured.
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