Wolfgang

Wolfgang

Posted on 02/04/2008


Photo taken on January 16, 2008



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Archery in Drukgyel

Archery in Drukgyel
Archery is the national sport of Bhutan, and every village has it own archery range. High spirited competitions, usually accompanied by a banquet, are a part of all festive occasions. Using bamboo bows (although modern compound bows are finding their way into the kingdom) teams of archers shoot at targets only 30 centimetres in diameter from a distance of 145 metres. Each team has a noisy crowd of supporters who, as well as encouraging their own side and try to out off the opposition.

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