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Paro, Bhutan: touchdown of an Airbus A319 lands at Paro International Airport - smoke from the tires - the only international airport in Bhutan, located in a deep valley along the river Paro Chhu, near peaks as high as 5,500m (18,000 ft), it is considered one of the world's most difficult airports, flights operate only in visual meteorological conditions (VMC), an aviation flight category in which visual flight rules (VFR) flight is permitted. The airport has a single 2,265 m (7,431 ft) asphalt runway. Very few pilots are certified to land at Paro International Airport.

Thimphu, Bhutan: Buddhist religion decoration of a traffic circle - Apsaras are considered beings on different planes of existence than humans, though subject to the cycle of life, death, and reincarnation (samsara). Apsaras can be found, in a narrative of the Jatakas ("birth stories"), in which the deeds of the Buddha in his previous lives are told. The Catudvara-Jataka tells of Mittavinda, greedy and attached to worldly pleasures, who, among others, encounters some Apsaras on his travels. In the end, he is taught by the Buddha, in one of his previous bodhisattva incarnations, that all worldly pleasures are impermanent.

Lobesa-Metsina, Lobesa valley, Punakha District, Bhutan: chugo / chhurpi chesse - yak / chauri cheese nuggets hanging at the street market - hard smoked cheese called Chhurpi. The cheese is pale yellow, tangy and is an excellent source of protein - arguably the hardest in the world, it is used for chewing. Traditional product prepared by pastoralists in the highlands of the Eastern Himalayas. It is made from the milk produced by chauri, a cross between a male yak and a female cow.

This photo was clicked in Paro, Bhutan. Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan and Paro is the second capital of Bhutan. Both cities are famous for its natural beauty and cultural activities. Peoples of Bhutan always try to maintain their traditions and they lead very sustainable life style. Bhutan is the only carbon-negative country in the world. And it is the most beautiful country in the world.

Thimphu, Bhutan: garuda at the base of the Great Buddha Dordenma - Garudas feed on snakes and dragons and are regarded as the kings of birds. in Buddhist iconography if is represented as an eagle-man hybrid. The god Vishnu was believed to ride a garuda, which was revered as a deification of the sun’s fire - Kuensel phodrang park, overlooks the Southern entrance to Thimphu Valley.

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