Visiting this quaint kingdom nestled amidst the ever enchanting Himalayas, felt like walking in a fairy tale, where every corner has a story to unwind. But mind it:- You don't get to see them straight; you need to go deep down to experience them
Otherwise who would believe that I will encounter the much acclaimed William Shakespeare's quintessential love story of Romeo and Juliet in Bhutan? I was surprised at the mention as soon as my guide revealed the same.
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It's a popular Bhutanese folklore of Gasa Lamai Singye and Changyul Bhumoi Galem, known as the Romeo and Juliet of Bhutan from the 14th century. It's a touching tale of a poor young man and a lady who was born into a rich family united at death. It's the love story of two ordinary people and their extraordinary love for each other, which made them a legend
It was during my travel from Punakha to Gasa that I came across this historically built house which belonged to the family of Galem- the Juliet- at Changyul in Punakha. It's about a kilometer away from Punakha Dzong. The house stands in ruins and can crumble even with a mild jerk