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Tuesday - Punakha

Tuesday - Punakha
A fortress guards the meeting of two rivers...
The 45 minute walk up to Khasum Yuelley Namgyle Chorten passes through rice paddies. 
Rice stacks. Douglas 
Terraces rice paddies. Douglas. 
The rice harvest, threshing and burning is underway. 
Khamsum Yuelley Namgyel Chorten - a monument built by the Queen Mother dedicated to her son, the current King. 
Stupas surround the Chorten. Douglas 
Wild poinsettias on the river bank. Douglas 
The nuns here have the most amazing views over the valley as they contemplate the meaning of life. Elaine 
The nuns of Pema Choling. Frances

Overnight: Khuru Resort Hotel, Punakha