Dochu La, Chumni Lhakhang temple, and Punakha Dzong.

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On 29 March we drove up to Dochu La at 3140 m, but view of the Eastern Himalayas was lost in the mist.


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The temple complex at Dochu La.


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A rainy and windy afternoon at Chumni Lhakhang; a temple dedicated to Drukpa Kuenley, otherwise known as "The Divine Madman”.

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A young monk doing his homework!


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An even younger monk hiding behind a prayer wheel.


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The smell of wood-burning fires is noticable everywhere.


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Punakha dzong; site of the recent royal wedding and all important celebrations in Bhutan.


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Inside Punakha dzong.


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A monk in Punakha dzong.


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