From Punakha to Paro.

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View from the nunnery in Punakha.

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31 March and at a hill top nunnery (Sangchen Dorji Lhundrup Chholing) above Punakha.

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Back in Thimphu town centre, enroute to Paro.

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Typical shops in Paro mainstreet.

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Housing in Paro town.

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Sunday morning market in Paro.

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Lawrence outside the old museum in Paro, rendered unsafe by an earthquake a few years ago.

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Looking down over Paro dzong and the valley below.

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Paro valley.

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Small chortens left on the hillside (for luck, health, etc).

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Helen and Tar (our excellent guide).

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Looking towards Zurig Lhakhang (15th century building); two days walk to Tibet from here.

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Zuring Lhakhang, Paro.

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An elderly gentleman turns the prayer wheel.

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One of the oldest temples in Bhutan, Kyichu Lhakhang.

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Lawrence the archer.

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Helen the archer.

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