Bowled Over by Bhutan - 2007

priests. These monastery festivals with music and dance bring devotion to Buddhist

principles close to the people and make real to them the teachings of the Buddha.


Because the country is unique in so many ways, we were not surprised to find that

the national sport is such a singular one: archery. There are two types practiced: 1)

traditional bamboo bows constructed with natural materials available in the country

and 2) modern composition bows (titanium, etc.) like those used in the Olympics. Teams

are fielded by every village as well as by the bigger cities.

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