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Bhutan: Men In Skirts Shooting Arrows


It is a sexy look!

Archery (known as dha) is the national sport of Bhutan and practically every male Bhutanese learns the sport from young.

We had a chance to watch  a weekend archery competition in Thimphu and I was amazed how they can aim and shoot at a target some 140 metres away (the Olympics standard is less than 100 metres I think).  I could not see the target board when I stood near the archers, let alone be able to see the bull-eye’s on the target board.

When a shooter hits the target, his team mates perform a little celebratory dance-and-song while facing the target board.  Like the American cheerleaders. The men look quite funny doing the slow-mo dance.

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