The Punakha Dzong

Punakha Dzong, Bhutan

I spent several weeks in Bhutan in 1999. A real step back in time. Fantastic culture, wonderful, friendly people. Breathtaking landscapes. I was there before television was introduced to the country. I'm curious how things have changed, although I am not sure I'll ever return. There are so many other places I want to visit. Then again, Bhutan offers a wealth of unspoiled landscapes and vistas.

The Punakha Dzong is one of many in Bhutan. Although I think Punakha's is one of the most majestic. It proudly stands at the confluence of the Pho Chu and Mo Chu (father and mother) rivers. Getting curious ... read more about it on Wikipedia.

And it screams to be photographed ... in a calm, monk-like scream, of course. Now I want to go back. How I wished I'd been there at the golden hour.