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read kindle Î Treasures of the Thunder Dragon A Portrait of Bhutan ´ Õ queen of bhutan ashi dorji wangmo wangchuck ✓ ➹ [Download] ➵ Treasures of the Thunder Dragon A Portrait of Bhutan By Queen of Bhutan Ashi Dorji Wangmo WangchOf her country which she discovered during her journeys on foot to every corner of Bhutan—from highland villages in the shadow of the great Himalayan peaks to serene monasteries wreathed in myth and legend to the rainforests in the south and centre of the country which are among the world’s richest biodiversity hotspots This book with its specially commissioned illustrations by young Bhutanese artists and photographs from the author’s family album is essential reading both for those who plan to visit the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon and for armchair travellers who yearn to experience the magic of Bhutan through their imagination

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Angmo Wangchuck’s portrait of her country is a captivating blend of personal memoir history folklore and travelogue It provides uniue and intimate insights into Bhutanese culture and society with its vivid glimpses of life in Bhutan’s villages and hamlets monasteries and palaces Her engaging account of her childhood growing up in a village in western Bhutan and the changes she witnessed when the country decided to end its isolation also tells a larger story—that of Bhutan’s rapid transition from a medieval kingdom to a modern nation within the space of a decade The author shares with us her delight in some of the hidden treasures

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Treasures of the Thunder Dragon A Portrait of BhutanLong regarded as the Forbidden Land Bhutan—or Druk Yul the Land of the Thunder Dragon—was virtually closed to the outside world until the 1960s Even today little is known about this remote Himalayan Buddhist kingdom nestled between two giant neighbours India and China Often described as the Last Shangri La Bhutan is still a country of pristine forests alpine valleys and glacial lakes rich in rare flora and fauna such as the blue poppy the golden langur and the red panda As spectacular as its natural beauty are the architecture of its towering dzongs fortresses and the art treasures that fill its monasteries and temples Ashi Dorji W