Young Monks study in Jakar Dzong in the Bumthang DIstrict of Bhutan

Young Monks study in Jakar Dzong in the Bumthang DIstrict of Bhutan

Jakar Dzong (Temple) in central Bhutan, is situated high on a ridge above Jakar village in the Chamkhar valley in the Bumthang District. Built in the mid-16th Century it still very much a working Dzong. Normally you aren’t allowed to photograph inside the sacred areas, where these monks were studying, but through our guide, I was given permission if I didn’t include any of the sacred objects. I found this scene so appealing because it so clearly illustrates that the Bhutanese value education and even in less ideal conditions – it was cold there – the students continued to study.

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This image was made with a Canon EOS 6D 20.2 MP Full Frame DSLR with theEF24-105mm IS Lens Kit.

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