December 28, 2009

Buddhist Monasteries in Bhutan

Lakhang Monstaery in Paro, Bhutan
Bhutan is perhaps the only nation in the world which places so much emphasis on protecting its forest wealth. The country sited amidst towering Himalayan mountains is full of forests. The sparse population helps maintain the fragile environment to a certain extant. In terms of religion Bhutan is mainly Buddhist and their monasteries are earthy and natural. Most of them are located far away from civilization atop mountains or amidst forests.

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