Folklore, Phalluses, and Festivals | Bhutan

The morning before we departed Chamkhar, we returned to Jambay Lhakhang to watch the last of the traditional folk dances, even more vivid and colorful in the daytime sunshine. At this performance members of the Royal Family were honored and more elaborate stories were told in dance, including a rape scene of a young hunter, as shown in this video taken during the festival  (recommended for mature audiences)  –  Rape of the Hunter Ritual. You can also learn more about this festival and other cultural activities at

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