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Paro is the gateway to the country of Bhutan! This picturesque region is one of the widest valleys in the Kingdom and is covered in fertile rice fields with a beautiful river winding down the valley. Home to Bhutan’s only international airport, this district gives BCF teachers their first glimpse of the majestic beauty that is Bhutan.
paro4Photo Credit: Andrea Chisolm – Paro
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This week for our Spotlight on the District Series we bring you Trongsa Dzongkhag! Currently, we have two BCF teachers placed in this district – Sarah Diamond who is teaching at Tshangkha LSS and Kyle McGee at Trongsa PS.
tcb_031613_trongsa-dzong-4Photo Credit: Tourism Council of Bhutan
Tshangkha LSS is located 25 kms before reaching Trongsa. This boarding school mainly caters to the young school-going children of the surrounding villages. Trongsa PS is located on a slope overlooking the Trongsa Dzong, at […]

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This week we bring you Wangdue Phodrang for our Spotlight on the District Series. Because of it’s size and ranging altitudes, Wangdue has extremely varied climatic conditions ranging from Sub-Tropical forests in the south to cool and snowy regions in the north. This year we have two BCF teachers in Wangdue Phodrang, Brick Root located at Gaselo HSS and Valerie Robert located at Rukubji PS.
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This week for the Spotlight on the District Series, we are featuring Thimphu. Thimphu Dzongkhag is located in the Western part of the country and is divided into eight Gewogs and one town (Thimphu). The Kingdom’s capital is the most modern city in Bhutan and home to over 100,000 inhabitants including the Royal Family! This bustling city is the main centre of commerce, religion and government in the country.
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 Photo Credit: Tourism Council of Bhutan – Tashicho Dzong
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For today’s blog, we bring you Zhemgang Dzongkhag!  Zhemgang is one day’s drive from the capital city of Thimphu. Zhemgang also features the famous Royal Manas National Park, the oldest national park in Bhutan and is a “conservation showpiece of the Kingdom”! 
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“It is amazing the change in terrain a few hours can make. We have seen alpine, forests, and subtropical all within a short trip. One thing […]

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This week in the district series, we bring you Lhuntse, originally named Kurtoe. Although no village resides in central Lhuntse, it is one of the most picturesque of the dzongkhags in Bhutan, with high cliffs towering over rivers and dense forests. Located furthest east of Bhutan, Lhuentse is characterized as the ancestral home of Bhutanese Kings, hosting a number of important and sacred monuments, namely the fortress, Lhuntse Dzong.
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Chhukha Dzongkhag, located in the south-west of Bhutan, south of the Thimphu Capital, consists of winding roads that drop from the mountains through the lush tropical foothills of Southern Bhutan to Phuentsholing, the primary land crossing into India. ”A hot, wet region of dense Sub-Tropical forests, this region is home to many important plant and animal species.” (Tourism.BT)  The wondrous views attract tourists and adventurous  spirits.
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This week, we bring you…Bumthang Dzongkhag, known as Bhutan’s spiritual heartland!
Photo Credit: Sabrina SoaresPhoto Credit: Sabrina Soares
This dzongkhag stretches across four valleys – the Chokhor, Tang, Ura, and Chhume. The Chokhor valley is the biggest with several dzongs and the most important temples; it is simply known as Bumthang Valley. Kurje Lhakkhang, Jambay Lhakhang, Tamshing Lhakhang are just a few of the temples […]

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This week on the Spotlight on Districts Series, we are featuring Punakha Dzongkhag.  For over 300 years, this dzongkhag was home to Bhutan’s capital, constructed “strategically at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637, by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative centre of the region. “
Punakha DzongPunakha Dzong. Photo Credit: John Berthold Photography
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IMG_2390Sunrise is Trashiyangtse, Photo Credit: Tim Grossman
Returning to our Spotlight on the District Series, we bring to you the youngest Dzongkhag of Bhutan created in 1992, the Trashiyangtse District, previously a district of Trashigang and part of Eastern Bhutan. Trashiyangtse’s literal translation means “Fortress of Auspicious Fortune” as the inhabitants of the area are blessed with continued peace and harmony in the valley. Trashiyangtse […]

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