Armchair travel: The last Himalayan kingdom
With Joyce Morgan
For centuries, Bhutan was isolated from the outside world. Surrounded by towering mountains, the once hermit kingdom has developed a unique Buddhist culture, which values its art, environment and human happiness.
Join journalist and author Joyce Morgan for an armchair tour of Bhutan’s imposing fortress-monasteries, festivals and lush landscape. We will meet its revered saint, known as the Divine Madman, and some of the early travellers who penetrated the land of the Thunder Dragon, and discover why its young king wears a raven-shaped crown.
Joyce, a former arts editor of The Sydney Morning Herald, has travelled extensively in the Himalayas for more than 30 years. She will lead the Art Gallery Society’s tour to Bhutan in March 2015. Find out more
10am Coffee, Domain Theatre Foyer
10.30am Talk, Centenary Auditorium
Image: Tigers nest, Bhutan
Saturday 26 July 2014, 10am
Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1878
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Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium