Bhutan and the Art of Archery » ARCHERY: BHUTAN’S PRIDE

Kinzang, 42, takes aim during a friendly match outside the capitol city of Thimphu, Bhutan. He wears the traditional goh. Archery is the national sport of the tiny, Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. Competitions are held each week in villages and towns all over the country and are a ribald show of color and excitement. Players wearing the traditional dress of Bhutan, called the “goh,” each shoot for targets placed 140 yards apart and matches are lively with singing and dancing and players jeering the other team’s abilities.


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