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Bhutan

Zhiwa Ling Hotel.

Accommodation

Six of the best: West Bhutan lodgings

Belinda Jackson Walk across a chain-metal bridge over a glacial river and you'll come to a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse.

Airlines

Flight test: Drukair, Royal Bhutan Airlines

Drukair Royal Bhutan Airlines

Flight Test Entertainment is out the window, but you can upgrade from economy to business class for $80.

Asia

'Shangri-La' is no paradise

One of the kingdom?s remote monasteries.

Saffron-robed monks wander the streets of Thimphu, where elaborately painted buildings feature lucky symbols like tigers and phalluses, all under the gaze of a huge gold Buddha atop a mountain...

Bhutan

Moving mountains

One of the kingdom?s remote monasteries.

The Himalayan kingdom known for its austere remoteness is embracing change. Now Buddhist shrines look down on ATMs and star-rated hotels, writes Louise Southerden.

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Photo galleries

The beauty of Bhutan

Bhutanese woman and child.

The remote Himalayan kingdon of Bhutan is going global and embracing the modern needs of tourism, such as ATMs and star-rated hotels.

Travellers Tips

Tripologist

See Bhutan with the gang and save

Tripologist I'm thinking of travelling to Bhutan. I've heard it's really expensive and I'm not sure how to go about booking a tour or organising a visa.

Special-interest tours

Pursuits of passion

Be it saving bears, unearthing ruins or chasing miracles, special-interest tours get you to the heart of the action.

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Map of Bhutan

Travel News

Avalon Airport axes ad over criticism it made light of domestic violence

The advertisement as seen on Avalon Airport's Facebook page.

5:29pm | Victoria's Avalon Airport has been forced to ditch its new advertising campaign after being accused of making light of domestic violence.

UK tourist recounts 'hellish' time in Sri Lanka over Buddha tattoo

10:09am | A 37-year-old British nurse has recounted her "hellish" experience in Sri Lanka after she was arrested and sent to a deportation centre for sporting a Buddha tattoo deemed offensive by authorities.

Stowaway reportedly eyed Africa

9:05am | As relatives make themselves scarce after a 15-year-old Santa Clara boy survived a flight from San Jose to Maui in a jetliner's wheel well over the weekend, Hawaiian media have reported the boy may have been trying to get to his mother in Africa.

Hang onto your seat: it's gondola be an after-dark ride to thrill

JASON DOWLING | First we had the illuminated Melbourne Star wheel for a spin after dark - next may be a midnight ride to Arthurs Seat on new multimillion-dollar gondola.

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