In our English class we have been learning about adjectives and superlatives. As part of our lessons we looked at an advertisement about Bangkok. We learnt that advertisements use a lot of adjectives to get people interested in a place so they visit it. We wrote our own advertisement for Phajoding Monastery as a class exercise to learn how to use adjectives and superlatives. We hope you like it and will come and visit Phajoding one day.
Our advertisement for Phajoding Monastery
Come to Phajoding, the most famous meditation place in Bhutan, located above Bhutan’s capital city called Thimphu. Immerse yourself in an ancient Buddhist culture. Join in the monks chanting and take a guided meditation introduction from highly revered meditation experts. Phajoding is so high at nearly 4 kilometers above the sea level, that you will feel like the King and Queen of Bhutan as you tower over the capital city of Thimphu.
Don’t cheat yourself! Come see and experience the 11 highlights that Phajoding has to offer.
1. The breath-taking environment
Enjoy the gigantic sparkling scared lakes surrounded by different types of mountain flowers. The most picturesque mountains, forest and incense trees. Trek through wild rhododendron forests and even discover the Blue poppy – Bhutan’s rare national flower.
2. Discover an ancient Buddhist culture.
Dive into a hidden land and walk away feeling amazed at all the wealth and history contained in the 14 temples here.
3. Join in the life of the monks
Immerse yourself in monastic life. Attend a prayer session, watch them playing football and even join in a friendly game with the monks. Learn about this ancient Buddhist culture and even help them to practice their English.
4. See the colourful wild life.
An array of wild life awaits you. Spot a rare red panda or snow leopard. See a yak, hear the sweet bird songs and meet many other unique creatures.
5. Taste the famous holy water (known as drub chu)
At Phajoding the holy water sprouts from a rock which has no water source. A true miracle! This water is famous throughout the whole Bhutan for containing all 8 holy properties in one. Your mind will be transformed and healed as you drink. Come taste for yourself and experience the results.
6. Take a guided meditation lesson
Come learn compassion and wisdom. Wise lamas can give you a personal meditation lesson (with a translator). When you finish meditating you will feel like you have grown wings and can fly back to your country. Save money and get a refund on your air-ticket home!
7. Experience the breathtaking view
Soar like an eagle and tower over Thimphu city. Look over the sea of clouds below and climb a little higher and feel you can touch the stars.
8. Explore the numerous treks that Phajoding has to offer
See the colourful mountain flowers, the high mountain passes and pilgrimage places. Trekking within the Phajoding area is such an amazing experience – one that you will never forget.
9. Mushroom picking in the magical Phajoding forest
Come and taste the delicious mushrooms at Phajoding. Collect the delicious varieties of mushrooms such as the flower mushroom, the cat ear mushroom, the Buddha mushroom, the golden mushroom, the happiness mushroom and even the laughing mushroom. Take a monk along with you as they know which ones are edible. Get the Phajoding cook to whip up a shamu dashi (mushroom curry) with only salt, pepper, butter and cheese. Feel like you’re in a 5 star restaurant.
10. See the hills full of medicinal plants
Bhutan is known as the land of medicinal plants and here at Phajoding we have hills covered in these plants. Be healed as you walk through the hills and inhale the aroma of these healing plants. Come back to your hotel like you’re a different person.
11. See where the dogs and cats are best friends
Here at Phajoding all the animals have compassion towards each other. Especially our fluffy white puppy “Yewong” and our kitten “Kitty”. Yewong and Kitty are always playing, licking each other and sleeping together which is very unusual for a cat and dog. Only at Phajoding – come see for yourself and be touched by the compassionate animals.
Visit Phajoding today
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Come with no expectations – leave with wonderful memories
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* We, the monks of Phajoding, took the photos. We hope you like them.