Amankora Journey | Bhutan

two monks at Semtokha Dzong, Thimphu (c) 2014 by David Ourisman, all rights reserved

Is Bhutan on your bucket list? Here are three reasons why you should consider planning a vacation here.
  1. Bhutan is an unspoiled tourist destination. I was struck by my visit this morning to the imposing Punakha Dzong by the lack of crowds. Truly a major spiritual destination, the temple's main worship space was adorned with statues of the Buddha and works of art depicting the story of his Enlightenment ...  but there were very few tourists, and what a difference that makes. If you've ever stood in the Sistine Chapel, disconcerted by the crowds jammed into that historic space, you'll know exactly what I mean.
  2. Bhutan is a land of great natural beauty... My first impression after leaving the airport was the clarity of the mountain air. Blue skies with white puffy clouds, green river valleys running through craggy mountains peaks decorated, terraced rice paddies and more, it's a place that nurtures the soul.
  3. Bhutan is a place of deep spirituality. If you come, you will learn of its Buddhist traditions and appreciate the hospitality of its people.
Experiencing the culture of a different land widens our own horizons and deepens our appreciation of the human community. We may call different places home and walk different paths, but at the heart of everything, we are members of one human family and share common hopes and fears on our earthly pilgrimage.

The Amankora Journey is the ultimate way to experience Bhutan. We will be staying at all five Amankora resorts, each located in a different mountain valley ... and experiencing Aman's unique brand of serene luxury.

copyright (c) 2014 by David Ourisman LLC. As affiliates of Brownell Travel, we can provide our clients with Virtuoso amenities and amenities from other Brownell preferred hotel partners including Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, and more. All rights reserved. If you have comments on this column, or questions about booking travel, email me or visit my website.

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