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Bhutan - Expo Aichi 2005

On display was a traditional cantilever bridge symbolising Bhutanese friendship with the rest of the world, a silk applique work, a Buddha sitting on a lotus throne made of clay and measuring about 6 feet, a victorious sacred abode, a smile wall, photographs and paintings. The nature, culture, philosophy and art of Bhutan were also presented. The cantilever bridge welcomed visitors with its unique architectural designs. It represented a unique specialty of traditional Bhutanese technology. From time immemorial, people have effectively used these bridges for transportation and for safety. Visitors would cross the bridge to get to a majestic "dzong". These fortresses house large monasteries inside and are strategically placed on peaks or at river confluences.
A pride of Bhutan, their intricate and refined traditional architecture was characterised by gently tapering walls, classical lines, large courtyards and beautiful galleries.
Bhutan had taken great care of its environment for centuries, respecting it as the source of all life. With its pavilion, under the theme of "the art of life", Bhutan presented this nature to the world with its culture, history, philosophy, development paradigms, art and architecture.