View of the Eastern Himalayan Mtn. Range.
Eastern Himalayan Mtn. Range.
At lunch spot along East West Highway heading to Bumthang.
Taking a break.
Part of the road crew on the East West Highway.
View of Trongsa Dzong.
The largest Dzong fortress in Bhutan and the headquarters of the government of Trongsa District.
Archery is the national sport of Bhutan.
On the grounds of the Trongsa Dzong.
A very old building.
Originally established in 1543 as the Chhoekhor Raptentse Dzong. Rebuilt and renamed in 1647, with additional structures added until its completion in 1771.
A lot of traditional woodworking.
Monks at work.
"Flaking" Tormas (ritual cakes). The barley and hardened butter "flour" will be reused.
Monkeys using the woodwork as a jungle gym.
The Watch Tower.
If you look closely you'll see the rope used to ring the bell.
Concrete and painted wood.
Prayer wheel with circle of life behind.
Monks robes out to dry.
View Magnde River.
Through window at the Trongsa Dzong.
All the different angles of building additions throughout the years.
View from East West Highway.
You see prayer flags everywhere.
Heading to Yotongla Pass.
Weather is changing as we go higher.
We've turned a corner on the road and so has the weather.