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The third Royal High­land Fes­ti­val con­cluded on Wed­nes­day. The two-day fes­ti­val from Oc­to­ber 23-24 saw more than thou­sand peo­ple, in­clud­ing tourists.

The fes­ti­val is a land­mark ac­tiv­ity of Gasa Dzongkhag.

Ac­cord­ing to Gasa Dzongdag Dorji Drad­hul, the fes­ti­val is driven by the goal of mak­ing the high­lands a vi­brant and thriv­ing econ­omy.

The fes­ti­val aims to pro­mote the sus­tain­able liveli­hood of high­landers, show­case high­lander’s in­no­va­tion, and ex­hibit the high­lands as a pride of Bhutan.

The fes­ti­val also brings to­gether high­landers from other parts of Bhutan to ex­change val­ues, knowl­edge, skills and best prac­tices re­lated to high­lands and yak farm­ing.

The Royal High­land Fes­ti­val was first in­tro­duced on Oc­to­ber 16, 2016 to mark the cel­e­bra­tion of the Birth of His Royal High­ness The Gyalsey, 400 years of Zhab­drung’s ar­rival in the coun­try and the Rab­jung (60-year cy­cle) birth year of Guru Rin­pochhe.

The fes­ti­val show­cases the beauty and won­ders of Gasa Dzongkhag through its na­ture, his­tory and age-old cul­ture and tra­di­tion.

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