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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.

More stories on Bhutan

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.

More travellers tips on Bhutan

Map of Bhutan

Travel News

Fuel pump fault causes Qantas A380 to turn back mid-flight

qantas

GOYA DMYTRYSHCHAK 19 Apr | A Qantas flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne was forced to turn back mid-air because of a fuel pump fault.

I know this great little place: Roberta Sudbrack

NINA KARNIKOWSKI | When Roberta Sudbrack opened her self-titled restaurant in Rio, she brought to her kitchen the skills learnt from seven years' cooking at Brazil's presidential palace and her love of organic produce.

Frequent Flyer: Simon Westcott

JANE REDDY | Simon Westcott is the owner and chief executive LUXE City Guides.

Traveller letters: Thanks for the disloyalty, Qantas

An experience that reinforces last week's comment that Qantas does not care about its loyal Frequent Flyer members.

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