Go on the street or visit Bhutan’s temples to remember to bring snacks to “rescue” wild dogs that are everywhere.

Bhutan Tourism – the realm of wild dogs and happy beliefs

Tran Vinh (28 years old) currently working in Hanoi is a guy who loves to travel. After the Lunar New Year holiday, Vinh and a friend set a tour to Bhutan from February 19 to 26. Vinh’s happy journey to explore the country has four brothers, his friends, guides and drivers. Here are some of the boys from Bhutan’s memorable trip:

Trần Vinh trên lưng ngựa ở chặng đầu của đoạn đường tới Paro Taktsang (Hang Hổ), một tu viện nổi tiếng của Bhutan.

Tran Vinh on horseback on the first leg of the road to Paro Taktsang, a famous monastery of Bhutan.

Bhutan, where happiness comes from poverty, backwardness has shown the world a completely different way of life. Here, everything is slow from getting around or building, trading.Indigenous people also do not live in a hurry when 9am morning street is still empty, or 9 pm no more stores open.

Perhaps for this reason, they always feel free, comfortable with the present life and more, bringing happiness to themselves. Look at the life of the crowded, competition, hustle in Hanoi, always find themselves poor, I am the weak, happy never come to you.

Most of Bhutanese people follow Buddhism. They always keep in mind the view: the need to eliminate the three harmful substances is ignorance, greed and anger. For example, when they feel angry with the actions of their children or their spouses, they think of the ideal of Buddhism, which alleviates the situation.

About Buddhism, 50% of Bhutanese men are monks and they live in monasteries. Here, their daily work is to clean, pray and pour sacred water for visitors at home and abroad. This is one of the reasons why Bhutan is underdeveloped as one quarter of the population is not involved in creating material wealth for the country.

Bhutanese cuisine, according to him, is a combination of Vietnamese and Indian food. Most of the fried vegetables, meat is very similar to Vietnam and some other dishes, they add the curry of India. Bhutanese people eat all three meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They eat very little meat and even, raising chickens, cows and sheep for slaughter is also prohibited on this happy land. Fish is strictly forbidden in any form. Therefore, their only source of meat, fish is imported from India.

Bữa cơm do lái xe và hướng dẫn viên chuẩn bị cho hai người khách ăn cùng trong một buổi trekking. Cơm nấu từ gạo huyết rồng (red rice), bánh bao, rau củ xào, ớt nấu với phomat và một món thịt.

The driver’s meal and guide prepare the two guests for a trek. Rice cooked from red rice, dumplings, fried vegetables, chili cooked with cheese and a meat dish.

Bhutan is a friend to a wild dog community – just like in Greece you meet a community of wild cats. Wild dogs are everywhere, they are very gentle, and friendly to tourists. So when you come here, do not forget to bring snacks as in the attractions, many dogs are hungry and cold waiting for you to eat. When a dog is found dead, people will take it buried instead of slaughter.

I saw one of the most emotional scenes of the seven days here, when a hawker was laying eggs and having a broken fruit, she did not regret leaving the dog standing nearby. eat.

On his trip there is a farmstay, farm and living with a well-off family of four children from 3 to 12 years old. Their breakfast is just a bowl of cooked potatoes and tourists like me are “more” than fried eggs eaten with rice. Dinner and family gather around the kitchen and eat. This is the home of a female gunner who has come to Vietnam to play, so he also trained archery, bathe the leaves with heated basin from the rock pre-fired.

Bhutanese tourism is also special. The government requires a minimum fee of $ 200 per day, excluding airfare. However, you can eat all three meals and most are buffet. Each meal will have meat and lots of vegetables.

Because Bhutan is a country in the mountains, traveling between destinations, cities, mostly on winding, winding, windswept hills, is also very easy. Worse, most of the cars here are diesel-powered to climb steep slopes, sitting in the back seat will make you sick and be nauseous because of the smell of the oil. But to the capital city of Thimphu, the largest city in the Kingdom of Bhutan, you do not have to fear the road because there are only two main roads and walking of the day is most likely to visit.

Một con chó tinh nghịch "làm dáng" trước ống kính máy ảnh của du khách.

A dog playfully “poses” in front of your camera lens.

The first months of the year is the low season of Bhutan tourism so the scenery is quite wild, but also attractive in nature. In the spring, from March to June, you will see the flowers, green grass.One thing the Bhutanese government deserves is the preservation of nature. With a forest cover of 75%, Bhutan is planning to expand to 80% in the coming years, and electric cars will be able to officially operate in 2019.

English is compulsory in their education from elementary school. An eighth-grader who speaks English better than many Vietnamese, even in the international environment.

The traffic here is much better in Hanoi. The Bhutanese are always on the road where there are horizontal lines, no littering, whether it’s outdoor music or a stadium. Cars always give way to pedestrians and most importantly they are aware that they are driving so they usually slow down to the left (Bhutanese left) and are willing to give up if they want to pass. They do not click horns when traffic jams or speeding.

Although Bhutan is a country where most people feel happy, Bhutan is still poor, backward and completely different from the outside world. Here are the architectural styles, ancient customs and most importantly the nature is still seriously preserved.


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