Paro Tsechu Tour - Mask Dance Festival (The ultimate Bhutanese Expression)
Posted on: Jan 22, 2019
Availability: From: 2019-03-17 | To: 2019-03-21
Posted By: Book My Tour and Travel
Tshechus are sacred masked dance festivals that are performed throughout Bhutan during different times of a year. The festival consists of a series of choreographed sacred dances. The dances are performed to honor Guru Padmasambhava, a great Buddhist master who introduced Buddhism in Bhutan. The event showcases the importance of the traditional arts and crafts of Bhutanese culture. The performers are usually the monks and they are dressed in silk brocade dresses and fierce wooden carved masks. The best part of the festival is the unfurling of an enormous Thongdrol literally translated to liberation at sight. The appliqué painting of Guru Padmasambhava is unfurled at dawn on the third and final day of the festival which is meant to cleanse the onlookers from bad karma.
Tour Highlights: Paro Tshechu, Hike to Paro Taktshang, The Tallest Sitting Buddha on a mountain top, Tashichoedzong – 17th century Fort, Punakha Dzong, Home stay experience and Paro Museum.