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 Bumthang - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bumthang consists of the four mountain valleys of Ura, Chumey, Tang and Choekhor (also known as Bumthang valley), although occasionally the entire district is referred to as Bumthang valley.
The language of Bumthang is Bumthangkha which is partially comprehensible to speakers of Dzongkha, the national language which originated in valleys to the west of Bumthang.
Bumthang is also the name of the language spoken there.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bumthang   (307 words)

  
 YANA Expeditions Bhutan: Cultural Tour >> Places of Interest
Perched on a ridge in the centre Choekhor valley, it houses the headquarters of the Bumthang district.
Bumthang is also a name which echoes a magic charm in the whole of Bhutan.
Bumthang is a complex of four valleys -
www.discoverbhutan.biz /pages/yana/ygal/ygal00b2.html   (345 words)

  
 Bumthang - Bhutan treks and cultural visits with Om Trek
The dzong serves as the administrative centre for the district and as a winter residence for monk bodies from Bumthang, just as they do between Punakha and Thimphu.
Although a short trek, Bumthang cultural trek is strenuous with 500 m climb to Phelphela.
The first two hereditary Kings ruled from this dzong, and it is still a tradition that the crown prince first serves as Trongsa Penlop before acceding to the Throne.
www.labyrinth.net.au /~msherpa/itineraries/Bhutan/bumthang_cultural_trek.htm   (1349 words)

  
 The World Factbook 2004 -- Field Listing - Administrative divisions
18 districts (dzongkhag, singular and plural); Bumthang, Chhukha, Chirang, Dagana, Geylegphug, Ha, Lhuntshi, Mongar, Paro, Pemagatsel, Punakha, Samchi, Samdrup Jongkhar, Shemgang, Tashigang, Thimphu, Tongsa, Wangdi Phodrang
4 districts (daerah-daerah, singular - daerah); Belait, Brunei and Muara, Temburong, Tutong
14 districts; Aiwo, Anabar, Anetan, Anibare, Baiti, Boe, Buada, Denigomodu, Ewa, Ijuw, Meneng, Nibok, Uaboe, Yaren
www.brainyatlas.com /fields/2051.html   (4978 words)

  
 Flora of Bhutan Umbelliferae: Torilis
Bhutan: C—Ha district (Ha), Thimphu district (Raidak Valley, Taba, Thimphu), Bumthang district (Shabaejetang) and Mongar district (Mongar).
Species doubtfully recorded in the Flora of Bhutan area
rbg-web2.rbge.org.uk /URC/bhutanumbels/Torilis.htm   (287 words)

  
 Bumthang
It was built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan; the Dzong continues its age-old function as the seat of the district administration, district court and the monastic body.
When Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal was scouting for a place to build a dzong at this strategic place, he came across a boy building sand castles by the river.
It was the second dzong built by Shabdrung, in 1637, on a strategic junction at the confluence of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers.
www.nirvanaexpeditions.com /programs/discover.htm   (3719 words)

  
 Bumthang
It was built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan; the Dzong continues its age-old function as the seat of the district administration, district court and the monastic body.
When Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal was scouting for a place to build a dzong at this strategic place, he came across a boy building sand castles by the river.
It was built in 1740 by Lama Ngawang Loday for benefit of the people in the valley who wished to travel to Boudhnath but could not go and for the fact that the people of the valley were very devoted Buddhist.
www.nirvanaexpeditions.com /programs/discover.htm   (3719 words)

  
 Bhutan, Bhutan Tour, Bhutan Travel
Trashigang lies above the Gumri river and is the largest district in Bhutan.
(New Delhi - Paro- Thimphu- Punakha- Wangdiphodrang - Gangtey - Trongsa- Bumthang- Ura - Bumthang- Mongar- Trashigang - Samdrupjongkhar - Guwahati - New Delhi)
The 17th century Dzong is built on top of a cliff and serves as an administrative centre.
www.indovacations.net /english/BhutanTour.htm   (1222 words)

  
 Bhutan-Bhutan travel, Bhutan tours, Bhutan trekking, Bhutan Tour Operators, Bhutan Travel Agency
While traveling from Bumthang to Mongar, you can take a different road to Lhuntshi district from the Gongola before arriving Mongar.
Lhuntshi is among the few remote districts of Bhutan and is famed for its intricate and colorful weavings.
The drive from Bumthang to Mongar will surely enchant you as it offers one of the most spectacular views of the country.
www.bhutanadventure.com /destinations.htm   (1222 words)

  
 Ethnologue report for Bhutan
Eastern Bhutan, Mongar District, Gongdu Gewog, villages of Dagsa, Damkhar, Pangthang, Pam, Yangbari, Bala.
South western Bhutan, between Samtsi and Phuntsoling in Samtsi District, in 2 villages of Taba and Damtey.
Bumthang and in the whole of central Bhutan.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=Bhutan   (738 words)

  
 Bumthang
It was built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan; the Dzong continues its age-old function as the seat of the district administration, district court and the monastic body.
It was the second dzong built by Shabdrung, in 1637, on a strategic junction at the confluence of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers.
It served as the seat of Shabdrung's government, several foreign delegations were received here in 18th and 19th century, the election and coronation of the first King was observed 1907 and the Third King convened the first National Assembly in the Dzong.
www.nirvanaexpeditions.com /programs/discover.htm   (3719 words)

  
 Trekking, Hiking, Backpacking in Bhutan
On this challenging trek from Bumthang Valley in central Bhutan to Lhuntse in eastern Bhutan, you will experience diverse landscapes and fascinating Buddhist and Bonpo (Pre-Buddhist) culture in one of Bhutan’s remotest and most primitive regions.
From here, the trail winds up and down past numerous villages and ends at Tangmachu High School, located on top of a small ridge, where 400 students from different parts of Lhuntse district study.
Trek from the beautiful Bumthang valley, the “Switzerland of Bhutan”, across Rodungla Pass (4160m) to the remote region of Kurtoe in eastern Bhutan.
www.insidersbhutan.com /Pages/Trips/Treks/rodungla.html   (3719 words)

  
 Exotic Orchid Tour Program
This route has one of the richest forests and has many varieties of tree orchids and other botanical plants.The district of Zhemgang was opened to tourism only in 2002.
En route visit the Yatha Textile center in Chumi Valley, 50 km short of Jakar Valley in Bumthang.
The drive from Trongsa to Zhemgang will take through subtropical areas with thick jungles.
www.exoticbootan.com /orchid.htm   (3719 words)

  
 Background
Wangduephodrang dzongkhag shares borders with Gasa, Punakha, Thimphu, Dagana, Tsirang, Sarpang, Trongsa, and Bumthang Dzongkhags, and occupies an area of approximately 4038 kmĀ².
Wangdue Town is also the administrative centre for the district of Wangduephodrang.
The first phase of the township could be accommodated within the 15 hectares of land bounded by the upper CARD area to the south, the steep hills to the east, a deep gully, to the north, and the village structures to the west.
www.dudh.gov.bt /Townplans/Bajothang/bajo_background.htm   (1093 words)

  
 Kuensel Online
Another language called Spitian ‘the dialect of Spiti’ (locally pronounced as Piti), which is spoken in some parts of district Lahul and Spiti in the same state of Himachal Pradesh, is equally similar to Dzongkha and Tshangla like Tod.
Although this language is more like Tshangla, scholars (Robins etal) say it resembles Bumthangkha ‘language of Bumthang’ in Central Bhutan and is closer to Tibetan than Tshangla.
So, it may be said that these languages are a mixture of Dzongkha and Tshangla, which indicate that Dzongkha and Tshangla belong to the same sub-group or language family.
kuenselonline.com /article.php?sid=3051&PHPSESSID=492b4f287f52d461af...   (1093 words)

  
 Geo-Cultural Tours & Treks
Therefore it is advisable to confirm dates for local festivals with the authorities concerned at the Dzongkhags (District Dzong).
Three of the most popular festivals in Bhutan are held at Paro in the spring, and Thimphu and Bumthang in the autumn, but there are many others at temples, dzongs and monasteries throughout Bhutan.
During the festivals, the dzongs (fortresses) come to life with color, music, and dancing as valley dwelling farmers and townsfolk, dressed in their finest attire join together to exorcise evil spirits and rejoice in the arrival of spring or the new harvest.
www.geobhutan.com /tours/festivals.htm   (571 words)

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