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Bhutan’s Buddhist Architecture

Laura Blake

An informative introduction and easy-to-use guide to the country’s temples, monasteries and dzongs—the fortresses built while Bhutan was being unified as a Buddhist state. It includes brief historical and architectural overviews, a dozen examples of the country’s best-known buildings, and a pictorial glossary of forty Buddhist symbols commonly used in building decoration. Simply written and illustrated with maps, plans, and more than a hundred photographs the book provides an understanding of Bhutan’s rich Buddhist heritage and striking architectural style.

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