Bhutan: 3. People

Bhutan has been isolated for centuries and only recently opened for tourism. Traditional ways have remained strong but there are changes in peoples lives and the young are following for example Korean pop and soap operas. Many Bhutanese wear traditional dress: Gho for men and Kira for women.

Old man in Punakha Two Bhutanese women

For more formal occasions people wear long scarf (Kabney for men and Rachu for women). Men’s scarf has colors which point out if the person is mere commoner or high-ranking official or royal.


Children on a hay stack  IMG_5296 IMG_5458

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