Bhutan's famous penis art

The Kingdom of Bhutan is a small landlocked country in the Eastern Himalayas, located between Tibet and India. The subalpine mountains in the north (with peaks above 23,000 ft) rise from the country's southern subtropical plains. Highly influenced by Tibetan Buddhist culture, Bhutan is world-famous for its colorful phallic murals and carvings. The ubiquitous penis imagery is associated with fertility, and is embraced in home decoration to encourage children, attract wealth, and ward off the “evil eye.” In this slideshow we share some of Bhutan penis murals.

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