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Strung out along the Wang Chhu, Thimphu is Bhutan's own mini-metropolis, an expanding bubble of shopping complexes, monasteries and chalet-like apartment buildings that reverts quickly to blue-pine forest at the city limits.


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A jungle of prayer flags a top Cheli La pass (3810m), enroute to Haa Valley from Paro. Bhutan, 2005.


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