|Festive ejaculating paintings|
|Divine Madman Temple|
|hiking through a village on our way to the Temple in the distance|
|Brads idea...not mine|
|DO you feel like someone is watching you??|
|A penis with wings...just the souvenir I was looking for!!|
|Erect and Happy|
|These restaurant signs were all over Bhutan. Cum means that they sell shots of liquor with the meal, not what your dirty mind might be thinking!|
|Happy or Horrified???|
|The kids thought these looked like rockets.|
Unfortunatly the unusual and unique painting of erect penises on the sides of homes is being threatened by foreign prudishness and the srtictures of globalisation. This virile art form has been a tradition for over 500 years, and would be a shame to see it disappear as more and more Westerners enter this beautiful Kingdom.
|Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten|
The next day we headed to the second biggest Dzong (the Bhutanese equivalent of a medieval castle) in the village of Punakha. What an awesome sight it was!! Breathtaking to say the least. We scaled steep wooden steps that act as a kind of draw bridge at night to secure the place, to enter a massive courtyard with an enormous Bodhi tree. This is where the royal wedding took place last year. It was a quiet morning with us being the only non monks and just a handful of monks roaming around the Dzong. The place held a great peacefulness as we wondered around the courtyard and visited the main temple which held bid beautigul buddha statues.
|The Dzong sits at the confluence of the Mo (Mother) Chhu river and the Pho (Father) Chhu river.|