Bhutan- The Wedding Destination in Asia
Bhutan, a Himalayan kingdom, is a landlocked country located between China and India. With its reputation for mystery and magic, stunning mountainous backdrops and traditional architectural structures, couples can be assured of an unforgettable wedding experience and record moments of happiness and wonder.
The small landlocked country has gained its momentum as the high-end tourism destination in the world with the guiding tourism principle of “High Value, Low Volume”. Known for the mysticism of the Himalayan paradise with rich historical and cultural beauties and boundless natural-based resources, tourists around the world travel to Bhutan to feel the aroma of a pristine environment, to explore the jagged mountain trails in the foot, to celebrate the cultural extravaganza of unique Buddhist festivals.
With the rise of tour operators in Bhutan, the competitive market has lead the tour operators to explore every means of resources to promote their business by coming up with unique selling point to add value to their business in providing the ultimate travel experience to their platinum guests that includes wedding packages for the aspiring couples from around the world.
Although Bhutanese traditional Marriage is not recognized in the international arena, the traditional Bhutanese wedding ceremony is increasingly becoming exclusive and adding an extra edge to the business owners and a lifetime experience to the customers. Bhutan is thus becoming the uprising wedding hub in the world.
Some tourist travel to Bhutan to either marry in Bhutanese customary way or to renew wedding vows and bonds between the husband and the wife to bring blessings, happiness, prosperous and everlasting relationship throughout their marital life. If not for the wedding ceremony, tourist flies in Bhutan for pre-wedding photographs.
Punakha Dzong is the place where our king and queen married in the traditional ceremony. Exchanging vows anywhere near the vicinity us truly a royal experience. The Traditional Bhutanese wedding ceremony includes religious rites performed by Buddhist monks and lama, the religious rites includes Lhabsang, an offering of butter Lamps, Thirsi, Tsepamey Choko.
The ceremony is usually performed at Bhutanese hosts house and nowadays the reception takes place in hotels and resorts. Besides the ritual ceremony, there will be mask dances, folk songs and dances performed by dancers from local institutes at the sprawling and idyllic locations.
For tourist (Bride & Groom) it’s a great opportunity to immerse oneself in Bhutanese customary and tradition etiquette. Wedding in Bhutan ought to be the most special day of one's lives and unfolding the couples love story in Bhutan is becoming a dream wedding destination.
The rich colours of Bhutan, stunning scenery and unique photographic opportunities make Bhutan a must for keen photographers and wedding couples! Druk Asia, Bhutan Travel Agency carefully planned Photography Journeys introduce you to Bhutan’s stunning natural environment, ancient Buddhist temples, well preserved unique traditions and friendly & hospitable local people. Experience this mystical land of the Thunder Dragon, where monasteries are part of the mainstream and traditional culture, architecture and Buddhism thrive.
Writer; Tshering Denkar