Try your hand at archery - Bhutan's national sport
Home to rugged mountains, the lush valleys, enormous pastures and plateaus, nomadic life is an integral part of Bhutanese lifestyle and archery has play a vital role in their lives a very long time ago. Throughout the legendary past of the country, bow and arrow have been also the main weapon of Bhutanese to force the enemies during the war. With its thriving history, archery became the national sport of Bhutan in 1971. Partly representing the high-spirited characteristic of Bhutanese people and the country itself, for locals, archery is not only a kind of sport, it is also their national pride. Hence, there is no festival or event here can be completed without an archery match and every village has it own archery range for people practising and event holding competitions. Witnessing how people play and cheer with archery, or even trying your your hands to use the traditional bamboo rows rather than common modern ones is surely a dramatic experience during your Bhutan vacation.