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YEEWONG is Bhutan’s first and only women’s magazine. It celebrates every aspect of womanhood that makes women special and unique with a special focus on Bhutanese women.

The vision of the magazine is “Bringing Her Forward”. Yeewong is a Dzongkha word which means something that appeals to the heart. We at YEE like to believe that this is exactly what the magazine stands for: something that appeals to the heart of our readers.


Pema Choden Tenzin (Creator/Chief Editor)

Chimi Wangmo (Writer/Sub Editor)

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Recent Posts

July 29th, 2019
Why I Fell in Love with Ban Phu, Thailand

My impression of a holiday in Thailand had always been sandy beaches and bustling cities but when I was sent for a blogging project to the Northeast of Thailand, little did I realize I would soon discover a different side to this Kingdom. Here are the top things I cherished during my stay in Ban Phu, Mukdahan in the northeast of Thailand.


December 14th, 2018
Sourdough Bread: The Rising New Taste in Town

There is an art to making bread, and this young aspiring restauranteur is patiently learning to master this culinary skill. photos by PemC Jamsel Tshering Gyaltshen decided to choose a future in the food industry after having graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York.  He soon gathered […]


September 5th, 2018
The Tiny World of Bhutan’s First Miniature Artist

Miniature Bhutan carves on the lead of pencil tips to make traditional miniature sculptures such as the Buddha, traditional bridges, swords and butter lamps. The designs are so intricate to the point that each product has minute details that can be seen magnificently on close speculation. Written by Dilisha Subba […]


August 28th, 2018
Japanese Silk Tegos: The New Talk of the Town

As more and more stylish Bhutanese women in the capital pair traditional vintage kiras (traditional attire for women in Bhutan) with the stunning Japanese silk tegos (Jacket worn on kiras); we witness a gorgeous union of two heritage textiles and artistic history that have still managed to stand its time. […]


August 13th, 2018
Sese Shamu Datsi: A Taste of the Himalayan Forests of Bhutan

It’s no surprise that Bhutanese can turn anything into a “Datsi” (Cheesy) concoction in our kitchen. From Kewa (potato) Datsi to Ema (Chili) Datsi, you can say we love a lot of cheese in our meals. To celebrate the late summer rains, today’s “Datsi Tsheum” (stew) will feature Sese Shamu […]


August 6th, 2018
Women in Sports: Turning the Spotlight on Female Coaches in Bhutan

They are leaders, motivators and teachers. These coaches are working tirelessly in molding the future athletes of the country and, while they’re at it, passing down their passion for sports. Written by Sonam Pelden       Edited by Karen Lim Taekwando coach Pem Chuki When Pem Choki first took […]


July 18th, 2018
Kadoo: Educating Kids on Bhutan’s Wildlife

‘Kadoo’ board game, born from an idea to bring nature home is perfectly relevant to anyone living in the urban jungle. From recurring news on planet deterioration to climate change, animal extinction, inequality and other large scale conflicts, people’s wellbeing has never been at a greater risk. The importance of understanding […]


July 13th, 2018
An Easy Recipe to Make Suja, the Bhutanese “Salty” Tea

Suja, literally translated to mean churned tea, is the Bhutanese name for butter tea, a type of tea quite popular in the Himalayan regions of Nepal, India, Tibet and Bhutan. Written by Pema Yangchen In the olden days, preparation of Suja was quite the task and a wooden churner was […]


July 11th, 2018
Going to Haa for the Summer Festival? Try these Unique Eats while you’re There

If you’re visiting Haa for the Summer Festival happening on 14th July (Saturday), why not pop by a village homestay to try these unique delicacies of the region? The Haa Summer Festival is an annual exhibition and celebration of the nomadic lifestyle in Bhutan. Visitors can also explore the region […]


April 18th, 2018
An Interview with the Cast & Crew of ‘Honeygiver Among the Dogs’

As the ‘Honeygiver Among the Dogs’ team prepares for their official premiere of their film on 20th April at City Cinema, the cast and crew take some time out to sit down with Yeewong to talk about the making, collaboration, challenges and work that went into creating this special project. Watch the full interview here.