- PARO

En route back to Paro, stop in the once charming sleepy little capital, Thimpu. There is a fabulous Museum of Textiles and the possibility of visiting the studio of young artists. TWINZ Artists, Tashi Dendup & Ugyen Samdrup are beginning to gain a reputation as contemporary painters who mix Bhutanese iconography with European influences. If she is in town, we might also invite long time habitué, an American writer who is marred to a famous thanka painter to join us for lunch. Thimpu is also the best place for those wanting to acquire Bhutanese crafts and the Painting School is an educational institute that teaches and preserves all thirteen of Bhutan’s artistic practices and can be visited.