The Thimphu Festival (Tshechu) is the grandest of festivals in Bhutan attracting the largest audience. Bhutan festivals are celebrated with dances performed by trained monks and laymen in amazing masks and costumes. Tshechu (festivals) offer the first-hand experience to witness an ancient living culture of the Dragon Kingdom. Such Tsechus are held in honor of Guru Rimpoche, the saint who brought Buddhism to Bhutan. Tenzing Rabgye (1638-1696) – the 4th Temporal Ruler started the Thimphu Tshechu in 1670. During the festival, locals gathered in their finest Gho’s and Kira’s in a celebration of their culture and faith. Besides attending the festival, the Bhutan package tour also goes for cultural sightseeing at other important locations. These include the colorful Paro, the capital – Thimphu, the old capital – Punakha. Bhutan tour then ends with the hike to the Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’ located outskirts of Paro town.