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Another one from my book.
Close up on the Chortens at Dochula Pass.
#bhutan #dochulapass #chortens #closeup

Happy International Mountain Day! This year's theme is mountain culture...so apt in Ladakh aka Little Tibet, where mountain and man are one...it is their sanctuary and identity #ladakh #monasteryinthesky #easypeasydailypath #manistones #chortens

སེམས་ཅན་ཐམས་ཅད་བདེ་བ་དང་བདེ་བའི་གྱ་དང་དན་པར་གྱུར་ཅིག།། A beautiful Buddhist prayer meaning- "may all beings have happiness and its cause." #girlfrombhutan #thailand #chortens

10.16.15
Chortens in Leh

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In December, 2003, Bhutan carried out its first military operation- Operation All Clear (😎)- against Assamese insurgent terrorists, who were seeking refuge in Bhutan after operations were launched against them in India. When these terrorist groups continued to launch attacks in India, Bhutan and India joined hands in trying to get rid of them, first peacefully by trying to communicate with the groups but when this did not work, Bhutan, supported by India, decided to take military action. The army was led personally by the fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuck himself.The mission was a success and the terrorists were dislodged but many soldiers were killed. In memory of the fallen soldiers, the Druk Wangyal Chortens were built in Dochula pass under the patronage of the eldest queen mother, Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck. There are a total of 108 chortens. Opposite them is the Druk Wangyal Lhakhang.
To go from Thimphu to Punakha, you have to pass through Dochula pass which is at a height of around 10,000ft. It has a nice view of trees and snow-clad mountains.

This is my favourite set of pictures
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Thimpu Cityscape
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The traditional architectural monuments in Thimphu, as in the rest of Bhutan, are of typical Bhutanese architecture of monasteries, dzongs, chortens, gateways, Lhakhangs, other sacred places and royal palaces, which are the most distinctive architectural forms of Bhutan
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#bhutan is an amazingly pretty place, especially if you love the mountains. The #dochula pass at 10,000 feet has these 108 #chortens, a war memorial. We saw these on a day when the luminously white stupas stood out against the mist covered grey skies. Pretty dramatic. #throwback #travelmemories #travel #mountains

#Kagbeni is beautiful, transitional village with closely packed mud house . Dark tunnels &alleys imposing #Chortens and colourful
#gumba above the town
It's also the gateway to #upper #Mustang
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... The very calming Dochula pass, with 108 Chortens , which we saw on our way from Thimphu to Punakha in 2008 ❤ An unplanned trip that created wonderful memories that foggy morning !! #chortens #dochula #Thimphu #takemebacktuesday #morningcalm
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From the 60th Cafe. 😚

Meandering through these 108 #chortens at #dochulapass is absolutely #blissful. #thimpu #bhutan #traveldiaries #bhutandiaries

This large Tibetan-style chorten is one of the most visible religious structures in Thimphu, and for many Bhutanese it is the focus of their daily worship. It was built in 1974 as a memorial to the third king, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (1928–72). Early morning is especially tranquil as elderly people shuffle in, and spruced-up kids on their way to school whiz in and out to pay homage
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The most well-known pass in Bhutan, Dochula Pass is located about 30 km away from the capital of Bhutan, Thimphu. The 108 chortens were built by Queen Mother to honor the Bhutanese soldiers who were killed when fighting the Indian rebels in 2003.
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It is around 3150 meter above sea level and it's mostly covered with white clouds, where on a clear day one can see spectacular view of the mighty Himalayas mountain ranges.
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