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Bhutan’s culture has stood the test of time and continues to remain vibrant even as the country embraces rapid modernization today. Of the many travellers that visit the kingdom, thousands come specifically to experience Bhutanese culture.
Tshechus or mask dance festivals are the best occasions where Bhutanese culture can be seen in all its hues, color and grandeur. Men and women wear traditional hand woven dress to witness the mask dances.
Just like the ancient allegorical drama in the west, tshechus in Bhutan portray the victory of good over evil, moral righteousness and vices and virtues. For instance, the dance of the judgment day represents a righteous human soul being taken to heaven and a sinful, evil soul dragged to hell.
Mask dances are performed by monks and laymen by wearing colorful costumes and masks.
Several travel agents in Bhutan offer travel packages especially dedicated to those looking to experience Bhutanese culture. The tours take travellers to different parts of the country connecting districts, to witness Bhutan’s culture.
Some cultural tours include visits to temples, fortresses, monasteries and sacred religious sites. Villages in rural Bhutan offer a unique experience of Bhutanese lifestyle. Today facilities such as Homestays in rural areas allow tourists a peek into the rural lifestyle.
Bhutanese art, handicrafts textiles and paintings dominate the Bhutanese culture. Tourists get to buy, watch, observe and admire traditional Bhutanese handicrafts in many shops in Thimphu, Paro and elsewhere.
A visit in the dzongs or ancient fortresses in the country provides an opportunity to witness and experience the monastic lifestyle of monks who live in the dzongs. Dzongs display a wide array of religious paintings and Bhutanese architecture that delve into the history, culture and tradition of Bhutan.
Cultural tours remain one of the most popular tours in the country today.