Paro Tshechu

The Paro Tshechu is held every spring and is one of the most colorful and significant events in Paro Dzongkhag (district).The Tsehchu is considered a major attraction and people travel from neighboring districts to participate in the festivity. The Tsechu is observed for five days. The first day is held inside the dzong (fortress) and rest of the four days are held outside the dzong. In this entire five days, the mask dances performed includes Shinje Yab Yum (Dance of the Lord of Death and his Consort), Durdag (Dance of the Lords of the Cremation Grounds), Shanag (The Black Hat [...]


Gomphu Kora Tshechu

Gomphu Kora lies in the heart of the agrarian belt of eastern Bhutan. It is 23 kilometres from Trashigang Dzong, the headquarters of Bhutan’s most populous district, and two kilometers from Duksum, a quaint hamlet consisting of a few shops. Gomphu means “Meditation Cave” and Kora means “Circumambulation”. The name is derived from a cave formed out of a rock-face next to a temple that has been built as a tribute to this sacred site. The story of Gomphu Kora goes back to the 8th century AD. Legend has it that an evil spirit named Myongkhapa escaped from Samye in Tibet [...]