Do's and Don'ts for Travelers in Bhutan
- Request permission before taking photographs of people, events or objects
- Inside the premises of temples, dzongs or monastery, taking photographs is not permitted.
- Taking photographs is only permitted in the court yard area.
RELIGIOUS ARTIFACT / ANTIQUE
- Please do not touch any religious artifact or antique.
- Purchase of religious items especially antiques is prohibited.
- Please do not climb on or do anything that would show lack of respect to Buddhist artifacts or antiques, large or small, ruined or not, they are regarded as sacred.
- Please take of hats while entering dzongs, temples or monastery.
- Shorts / half pants are not permitted while entering a dzong, temple or monastery.
- Before entering a dzong, temple, monastery, please switch off all mobile phones or keep in the silent/vibrating mode.
- Please speak softly within the religious premises.
THE BHUTANESE WAY
- Always walk in clockwise direction while visiting religious places.
- Please remember not to point with a single finger but use an upturned flat extended hand especially to indicate a sacred object or place.
- Please throw rubbish only in designated areas.
- Please refrain from touching any ritual objects or mural paintings.
- Please do not walk over any clothes, books, hearth or materials left open in religious sites.
- Please refrain from smoking or drinking while visiting religious places.
- If you are not sure please ask the local people or the guide.
CALLING IN BHUTAN
- Calling from a mobile to a fixed line use 02 and area code before the six local numbers.
- Example: - Use number 02 - 17602336. Calling from a fixed line to mobile, you can use eights digit numbers directly.