Bhutan is adorned with Chortens or Stupas. It can be seen almost everywhere; on hilltops, in the valleys and even on the highways.
According to legends the Chorten is the oldest Buddhist religious monuments and was originally only a simple mound of mud or clay to cover relics of the Buddha. After the Parinirvana of the Buddha, his remains were cremated and the ashes were divided and buried under eight stupas.
Built for a variety of reasons, Buddhist Chortens are classified based on form and function. There are eight different kinds of Chortens in Tibetan Buddhism, each referring to major events in the life of a Buddha. It is rare to sight all the eight different kinds of Chortens together. There is one in Wangduephodrong, just a few metres away from the Wanduephodrang bridge. #stupa#bumthang#prayerflags#bhutan#beautifulday ✔️contact email@example.com ✔️www.bhutantantra.com