’Vajra - The Indestructible’ by Amankora guest artist @tashimannox; currently exhibiting at Amankora Thimphu. Tashi's compelling works of Tibetan calligraphy are culturally compatible in their deep Dharma significance, beautifully portraying the rich iconography of the Buddhist wisdom which is at the heart of the Bhutanese people #Amankora #Bhutan #TibetanCalligraphy #TashiMannox
Between 5 - 12 March 2019, the White Tiger Qigong Retreat will take place at Amankora. Working from the core to the exterior of the body, @whitetigerqigong is based on 2,000 year old wisdom yet offers tangible, immediate and effective results. Founded, created and led by Master instructor Tevia Feng, this 7 night retreat is a great opportunity to discover your own inner potential #Amankora #AmanWellness #WhiteTigerQigongRetreat
Each of Amankora's five lodges offers complimentary evening activities to inhouse guests. At Amankora Paro, print your own prayer-flags with Ap Namgay. This traditional craft has been in his family for generations. Ap Namgay uses his father's hand-carved printing boards to create every flag #AmanAdventures #Amankora #Bhutan
Amankora Bhutan’s rice harvest traditionally spans from the middle of October under the end of November. Before the harvest scenery surrounding towns and villages includes tiers of lush green paddies. The end of the harvest is no less striking, as dark yellows and browns create dramatic patterns in the landscape #Amankora #Bhutan
The complete ‘kora’,or circuit, of Bhutan with Aman includes Bumthang, located in the centre of Bhutan. A spiritual centre that is home to crumbling royal palaces, beautiful dzongs, organic farm produce and even a beer brewery, Bumthang valley is a hidden gem still undiscovered by most of Bhutan’s visitors #Bumthang #Amankora #Bhutan
Not many hotels look out over the homes of royalty. From Amankora Bumthang each room has views of the beautiful Wangdichholing Palace, a picturesque and intricately painted structure built by the first King of Bhutan. Once a summer residence, now a museum, the palace is just a short walk from the lodge and can be visited by all #Bumthang #Amankora #Bhutan
Giving back to our local communities is central to Amankora's philosophy. In 2017 our staff members volunteered for a total of 19,549 hours across our many projects. These include tree-planting, rebuilding and repairing temples, litter-picking, stream cleaning, providing food and assistance at monasteries and helping hospitals and clinics #Amankora #Bhutan
**Enriching Life Retreat: 15 - 22 September 2018 (Amankora Thimphu & Paro).** This unique retreat will be hosted by Dr. Buathon Thienarrom, one of the region’s leading Thai holistic practitioners with an extensive knowledge of Tibetan & alternative medicine and Taoist practice. Over 7 days, experience true connection with your three minds: thoughts, feelings and awareness. Dr. Buathon’s teaching will help you to understand emotional alchemy and empower the mind, allowing you to lead a mindful life. The retreat will help you restore balance to body, mind and spirit by unlocking positive energy from within. www.aman.com/amankora/exclusives/enriching-life-retreat #Amankora #Bhutan #AmanWellness
**14 - 15 September: Shinobu Namae at Amankora Thimphu.** We are delighted to present a series of culinary evenings, hosted by three renowned Michelin starred chefs. Guests will enjoy a degustation menu prepared by each of the chefs in partnership with Amankora’s own team, drawing inspiration from Bhutan’s mountainous environment and abundance of local produce. Learn more here: https://www.aman.com/sites/default/files/culinary-series-amankora.pdf #AmanFoodie #Amankora #ShinobuNamae #Bhutan
**10 - 11 August: Joshua Brown at Amankora Thimphu.** We are delighted to present a series of culinary evenings, hosted by three renowned Michelin starred chefs. Guests will enjoy a degustation menu prepared by each of the chefs in partnership with Amankora’s own team, drawing inspiration from Bhutan’s mountainous environment and abundance of local produce. Learn more here: https://www.aman.com/sites/default/files/culinary-series-amankora.pdf #AmanFoodie #Amankora #JoshuaBrown #Bhutan
**13 - 14 July: Chef Bryce Shuman at Amankora Thimphu.** We are delighted to present a series of culinary evenings, hosted by three renowned Michelin starred chefs. Guests will enjoy a degustation menu prepared by each of the chefs in partnership with Amankora’s own team, drawing inspiration from Bhutan’s mountainous environment and abundance of local produce. Learn more here: https://www.aman.com/sites/default/files/culinary-series-amankora.pdf #AmanFoodie #Amankora #BryceShuman #Bhutan
1st August - 15th September 2018 is Matsutake season in Bhutan. Amankora is offering guests the chance to partake in the foraging, preparing and consuming of this much sought-after mushroom from the comfort of our lodges in Paro and Thimphu. Highlights of this four-night stay include visiting the exclusive hamlet where Matsutake are traded and indulging in Matsutake menus. Learn more here: www.aman.com/resorts/amankora/exclusives/matsutake-season. #AmanFoodie #AmanExclusive #Amankora #Matsutake #Bhutan Photo credit: Christian Hinckley.
Experience 'Himalayan forest-bathing' at Amankora. The term comes from the Japanese word “shinrin–yoku”, which means “immersing the forest atmosphere”. With no bath towels, water, soap or candles in sight, Himalayan forest-bathing involves slow and tranquil walks through pristine wilderness. Spend time leisurely in a forest at any valleys across Amankora lodges, for the purpose of absorbing the forest’s healing ambience #AmanAdventures #Amankora #Bhutan
Today marks the start of the 4th Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition, this year taking place in #Punakha. Running from 26th - 29th April, the exhibition hosts gardens developed by India, Thailand and Japan, and showcases Bhutan's rich variety of plants, herbs and ornamental flowers. #Amankora #AmankoraPunakha #Bhutan
Archery, or “Da” as it’s called in Dzongkha, became #Bhutan’s national sport in 1971, the same year the Buddhist kingdom also became a member of the United Nations. Archery dates back far beyond the sport’s official recognition, deeply entrenched within the fabric of Bhutanese culture. As you explore the country, you can observe many locals competing in competitions and tournaments @satnitefreak #AmanAdventures
Enjoy a breakfast like no other at Twin Lakes, two pristine turquoise lakes situated just above the base camp of Jomolhari, Bhutan's second highest peak(7,326m). Reached by a scenic helicopter ride over the Paro valley, this journey is as dramatic as the destination. Photo Credit - @veritasliberatis
#Amankora's Punakha Lodge has unveiled a swimming pool. The sole surviving #Himalayan Buddhist kingdom, and one of the most remote and pristine environments on earth. #Bhutan's temperate climate reaches 23-26°C (73-79°F) in the spring and summer months from March to August. Amankora #Punakha, east of the Dochu LA Pass and north of the resplendent Punakha Dzong is at the midpoint of our five-lodge circular pilgrimage, and the ideal rest-stop to enjoy the 30m pool, surrounded by rice paddies and fruit plantations @jonnygardiner
#Bhutan is known for its masked dances which are an integral part of the kingdom's remarkable cultural and religious traditions, and are believed to bring good luck and purify souls of those watching the dancers. Guests of #Amankora can enjoy the technicoloured costumes, music, drama and theatrical dances at one of Bhutan's many festivals throughout the year.
Inspired by Bhutan's measure of prosperity and development through happiness, 'In pursuit of Happiness' is a retreat that focuses on inner healing in the soothing surrounds of #Amankora's lodges in Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang and Paro. A holistic experience immersing guests in the natural splendor and rich culture of #Bhutan, the retreat encourages a journey of personal discovery through mindful consultations and spiritual healing.
Bhutan, the kingdom in the clouds, cradled by the Himalayas: #Amankora Paro sits at the edge of the forest cloaked in clouds, thick with the scent of pine and the silence only broken by the sound of a stream trickling its way through the verdant gardens. This picture-book landscape sets the stage for an epic and enchanting journey through the ehtereal kingdom of Bhutan @acumedicine
Set on a forested knoll in the Phobjikha Valley, #Amankora's Gangtey Lodge sits high up in the Himalayas at the highest altitude of Aman's five lodges in #Bhutan. The lodge, with its celestial views of the vast U-shaped glacial valley and its fresh mountain air gives the feeling of being on top of the world @solimanphoto