About Bhutan Weddings
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 Wedding Tips
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.