The ‘Faces of Bhutan’ project showcases photos of Bhutanese people engaged in their routine activities. This is the second part of the two-part series. The first part of Faces of Bhutan is found here.
‘Faces of Bhutan’ is a tribute to the people of Bhutan. It’s a thank you for all their love, hospitality, and a memorable time. I would love to receive your feedback on this project. Feel free to add your comments. If you like this project, please share it with others.
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1. A Woman with A Child on Her Back
A Bhutanese woman carrying a child on her back with a pack of instant noodles in her hand. Thimphu, Bhutan.
2. A Monk Outside a Temple
A Buddhist monk sitting outside a temple in Thimphu, Bhutan.
3. A Praying Man
An elderly man is photographed while praying at a Buddhist temple in Phuntsholing, Bhutan.
4. An Elderly Man
An old Bhutanese man photographed at Memorial Chorten, Thimphu. Elders are a common sight at Memorial Chorten throughout the day.
5. An Buddhist Monk Dressed in Red
A Buddhist monk photographed at Memorial Chorten, Thimphu.
6. Two Men Busy with Their Conversation
Two elderly Bhutanese men are busy in a conversation at Changangkha Lhakhang, Thimphu.
7. The Man in the Street
A Bhutanese man in photographed in a street of Thimphu.
8. A Smiling Bhutanese Lady
An old Bhutanese lady is smiling as she engages in a conversation with her friends at a temple in Phuntsholing.
9. Two Ladies in a Busy Street of Thimphu
Two women are having a conversation in a busy Thimphu street.
10. A Lady Spinning Prayer Wheels
A Bhutanese lady is photographed spinning prayer wheels at Changangkha Lhakhang, Thimphu.
11. A Praying Bhutanese Woman
A woman is praying at a temple in Phuntsholing, Bhutan.
12. A Monk by the Door
A Buddhist monk is photographed standing by a door of Changangkha Lhakhang, Thimphu.
13. A Bhutanese Man Dressed in Gho
A Bhutanese man wearing Gho and a hat photographed at Memorial Chorten, Thimphu. Gho is the traditional and national dress for men in Bhutan.
14. Bhutanese Ladies Dressed in Kira
Two ladies dressed in Kira – the traditional dress for Bhutanese women – circling around Memorial Chorten while having a conversation.
15. A Man Looks at the Camera
A Bhutanese man is photographed at Memorial Chorten, Thimphu, as he looks at the camera.