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Shaa region of Wangdiphodrang

East of Wangdue province lies the Shaa region of Wangdiphodrang. The region celebrates Bonko (an animist festival) once every three years. The farmers here practice animism but call themselves Buddhists. That is the thrill to experience for every visitor. The animists are nature worshippers and it makes great sense for a farmer to be an animist than a Buddhist.

Brave yourself and drive on the farm roads to visit these villages or book a few nights of camp services.

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Bhey Langdrag Nye (sacred place) in Wangdue Phodrang is one of the many places blessed by Guru Rinpoche, the Great Indian Buddhist Master

Enjoy the delights of the two villages in the west of the province. Take picnic lunches and drive to these villages on day excursions

To experience the grandeur of these villages, you must prepare yourself for a tented night. You could also use a farmhouse stay and help distribute tourism