Saturday, November 12, 2011

Buddhist temples and images Day 5

Today seems like it had 50 hours. We saw so much. After the festival dances this morning we were taken to the three main Buddhist temples in Blumthang. Breathtaking interiors of shrine rooms. No photos were allowed inside these holy places. I found myself on the verge of tears many times seeing the statues and holy relics. One of the temples housed a sanctuary with the largest statue of Guru Rinpoche in Bhutan. He is the saint who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in 764 ad. Photos below are of dancers at the festival, a painted mani wall and the main trio of temples, Kurjey Lhakhang.
Moving tomorrow to the town of Trongsa. No Internet for the next four days. Bhutan is a country that is very wise.

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