Last Updated 16/04/2022.
In Bhutan traditional dress is still worn often. You’ll see both men and women in Bhutan in traditional dress, in fact, people in Bhutan are required to wear traditional dress or costume for certain occasions and to visit certain places. This post features photography in Bhutan, including the wearing of traditional costume.
Both men and women in Bhutan wear what we in the west would call skirts or sarongs.
The women’s skirt is long, to the ground, and the men’s version is shorter, knee length.
Bhutan is quite a modern country with excellent roads and luxury hotels for wealthy tourists. People in Bhutan involved in tourism, particularly our guides, were very well dressed and smart in traditional costume.
Men normally wear long black socks to cover their lower legs, rather like the Scottish kilt with socks.
All of the guides we met in Bhutan, were men.
You will also see some people in Bhutan wearing casual western dress.
The people of the Himalayas have migrated over the centuries, borders have changed, their traditional styles of dress moving with them to an extent.
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