As I was coming out of the Punakha dzong I could see a long bridge in the distance and wanted to have a closer look.After a short trek through a dirt path I am standing on the bridge and as expected this was another magnificent structure.It is the second longest suspension bridge in Bhutan and stretches over the Po Chhu. I knew it would take considerable time to cross the bridge but it was too good to pass up .I associate bridges with romance and pathos and this bridge was exceptional all the way.
Colorful prayer flags seemed to be telling me something and I wished I could read what is written on them.It started swaying gently as I reached the centre.I think this bridge would make an ideal location for movies.But it is not very easy getting permits for movie shooting. Bhutan has strict regulations and hefty royalty fees .
Now I am at the other end and a prayer wheel welcomes you to the village.A two storey building and rice fields are the main sights.
An old lady was seen turning the prayer wheel and three kids were playing in the court yard.They were very friendly and curious and asked a lot of questions. I can’t remember the last time a child wanted to know my name ! The youngest kid was the centre of attention and she entertained us with her antics.Even the dogs were in awe of her.
Today was a day of serendipitous moments and I wish I could stay.