By Anantara, Cambodia
Well-Being in the Depths of the Forest of Angkor Wat
See the evening star rise over the ruins of Angkor and
A prayer pavilion for yoga and meditation sessions, protrudes into a water..
Thimphu lies in a steep valley surrounded by richly forested mountains dotted with ancient monasteries and lhakhangs (temples), and to this day remains the world’s only national capital without traffic lights. The town is built up from the Thimphu Chhu (River) and is centered on the quaint clock tower and its surrounding lanes of shops, fruit and vegetable markets, and assorted local restaurants. Thimphu is the largest center in Bhutan with a population of about 100,000 and expanding rapidly.
Exquisite and Harmonious,
with Omnipresent Spirituality
The spacious interiors are inspired by Bhutanese architecture, from the simple lines of the natural timber furniture to the bukharis, a traditional wood-burning stove, and vegetable-dyed, antique-washed Himalayan rugs.
Typically, a Bhutanese person is considered healthy if there is no heat or pain in the body and no sorrow in the mind.
It is a Journey of
the Six Senses
At Six Senses Thimphu, we focus on bringing the body into balance,boosting the immune system and helping to open the mind and expand consciousness to aid spiritual healing.
Health, according to ancient Bhutanese healing practices, comes from the balance between body and mind, understanding how one affects the other and vice versa. It is also reflected in the balance between each person and their environment.
The journey to health starts by knowing and accepting our current state of
health and understanding the personal behaviors that lead to this point. From there we can make informed decisions and choices that lead us to understand what we need to do to get where we want to go.
Quartz Crystals, Singing Bowls, Wild Turmeric and Hot Stone Baths
Quartz Crystal, Bhutanese Chanting and Singing Bowls
The qualities of a clear quartz crystal have been incorporated into each opening treatment ritual. It is known as a master healer for its ability to amplify or magnify the healing vibrations of other crystals. It absorbs and regulates energy and releases blockages. You’ll be invited to hold a clear quartz crystal in your hands, while setting positive intentions through breathing and visualization techniques, and bringing your body into harmony with its surrounding environment. This is followed by Bhutanese chanting and singing bowls, promoting stillness, happiness and well-being.
Traditional Dotshow - Hot Stone Bath
This is a “must experience” when visiting Bhutan. Mineral-rich stones from riverbeds are heated for
several hours and added gradually into the water in a traditional stone bath. Heating the water in
increments allows the body to adjust to the changes in temperature and encourages the purification
process. Minerals released by the stones with the addition of Khempa, a Bhutanese medicinal herb,
work together to release muscle pain, joint stiffness and travel sickness.
Re-energise the Cells and Lymphatic System
This comprehensive purification journey uses highly potent active ingredients such as tulasi, wild turmeric and Indian lime to energize and stimulate the cells and lymphatic system, while eliminating adrenal fatigue. The journey begins with a full exfoliation followed by a toning detox wrap and concludes with the Subtle Energies signature massage to release tension, activate lymphatic fluid circulation and stimulate the marma points.
The Way of the White Clouds
The clouds hover over the hills as if a work of art. Drifting across the sky, alternatively hiding and revealing the rugged mountains. The changing light make all this even more unreal, like a vision that flares up and disappears as unexpectedly as it came into existence.
It is a wondrous play of power and beauty and the impermanence of all things of worldly splendour.
At Thimphu Lodge, you are encouraged to take time out to be present with yourself, others and the world around you.
Warm & Cosy Comfort
Land of the Thunder Dragon Day Tours
Throne of the
The Tashicho Dzong, the capital’s huge 17th-century fortress, appears to be more like a hidden and mysterious monastery than the seat of government and the king’s office. Enjoy a stroll across the cobbled courtyards past soaring stone walls and elaborately painted colonnades,if you are lucky you will have the place to yourself with just the odd monk hurrying between buildings.
In the throne room and temple, the colourfully painted ceilings, golden pillars and flickering butter lamps tells stories of gracious deities, angry demons and hungry ghosts. The Je Khenpo, the country’s religious leader, is just the latest reincarnation in a long line of Je Khenpos. Bhutan is known as the Land of the Thunder Dragon, and the king is the Dragon King.