DodeyDrak Main Monastery
Help Preserve Culture and Monuments
Understanding the importance of preserving our cultural heritage and its monuments Bhutan Swallowtail Travels have been actively extending financial supports in our small capacity in restoration and maintenance of the same.
The main tourist attractions in Bhutan is its beautiful landscape, snow capped Himalayan mountains and most importantly its unique culture and historical monuments. Some of the monuments date back to the 7 Century and we have been able to maintain it intact even to this present day.
We contributed a sum of Nu 80,000.00 in rebuilding the main monastery complex at DodeyDrak Institute of Buddhist Studies; 2 hours hike up north of Thimphu City.
Drana Dingkha Monastery located at the start point of Nub Tshonapata Trek in remote Haa valley in western Bhutan had completed the construction of their new monastery complex and approached Bhutan Swallowtail for additional funding. Bhutan Swallowtail undertook the entire funding of the construction of the butter lamp house. The cost of the construction was Nu. 230,000.00
The one and half-hour hike to Tango Monastery in Thimphu has been a popular attraction amongst the visiting tourist and local people for pilgrimages. Bhutan Swallowtail supported the construction of one rest stop room on the way up to the Japhu, the main sacred cave of Tango. The cost of the construction was at Nu 60,000.00
Bhutan Swallowtail donated Nu 15,000.00 to the Bhutan Kidney Foundation for the welfare and to meet the expenses of the Foundation for the kidney patients of Bhutan.
Bhutan Swallowtail also supported the partial construction and full painting of the Library and Reading Room at Melongkhar Primary School in Trashiyangtse, eastern Bhutan. The cost donated for this was Nu 30,000.00.