Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon

Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon

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Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon by John Berthold

Regarded as the "crown jewel of the Himalayas," the Kingdom of Bhutan is the last remaining independent country to support Buddhism as the official state religion. Photographed over the course of three years, Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon transports us to colorful festivals and religious traditions, continuing to the remote communities along the roof of the world. This book encompasses a wide range of landscape, portrait, and editorial photographs sure to impress and please any reader interested in travel, photography, and/or Himalayan culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780861719600
Publisher: Wisdom Publications MA
Publication date: 10/11/2005
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 20 MB
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About the Author

John Berthold specializes in documentary, travel, portrait, landscape, and stock photographic images. Completed and on-going projects include the book Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon published by Wisdom Publications in 2005 as well as short essays documenting rural life in the Americas, Africa and Asia.

Table of Contents

MapIX
ForewordXI
Introduction1
Buddhism and Monastic Life5
Tsechu and Dromche Festivals41
Northern Frontier69
Brokpas of Sakteng95
Lhotshampas111
Central Highlands131
Acknowledgments157
Bibliography159

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