Drive to Wangdi (also known as Wangdue Phodrang, originally considered Bhutan’s secondary capital and commanding an important central position) where you will get to visit the Wangdi Festival.
You will see locals dressed in their finest clothes who have walked from miles around to attend the festivities. They come to watch masked dances, to pray, and to feast. While the underlying purpose of the festival is spiritual, dances are more often like plays, telling stories where good triumphs over evil, or depicting significant historical events, especially surrounding the life of Bhutan’s patron saint, Padmasambhava (also known as Guru Rinpoche).
This is a great opportunity for socializing as well! The occasion provides an opportunity for people to relax and forget their daily routine, and to dress in their finest clothes and jewelry, but it is also an occasion for prayer and blessings.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner