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Art and Architecture
Architecture
One of the most striking physical features of Bhutan is its architecture. The characteristic style and colour of every building and house in the Kingdom is a distinct source of aesthetic pleasure. The Dzongs-themselves, imposing 17th century structures built on a grand scale without the help of any drawing and nail - are outstanding examples of the best in Bhutanese architecture. Patterns of rich colors adorn every wall, beam, pillar, door in traditional splendor.

Arts & Crafts
Like its architecture, its art and painting are important aspects of Bhutanese culture and they depict the spiritual depth of Bhutanese life. Whether it is on a wall, or one of the renowned Thangkas or murals, painters use vegetables dyes to give their work the subtle beauty and warmth seen nowhere else in the world.

Bhutan also boasts an unparalleled wealth in its cottage industry. Its fine handicrafts of wood and bamboo, ornaments of gold and silver, an highly developed weaving skills represent an advanced art form.

One of the main attractions in the Kingdom is its annual religious festivals also known as TSHECHUS, celebrated to honor Guru Padmasambhava also known as "Guru Rimpoche". For local people, Tshechus are an occasion for reverence and blessing, feasting and socializing. Two of the most popular Tshechus are held at Paro in spring and Thimphu in autumn, but there are various others all the year around at temples, dzongs and monasteries throughout Bhutan. Staged at different places at different time of the year, it provides an opportunity to outsider to experience the extraordinary.
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