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About Bhutan

Places in Bhutan to be visit- THIMPU, PARO, WANGDI, PUNAKHA & BUMTHANG. Nestled in the Eastern Himalayas between China and India, the small Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan opened itself to the outside world only in 1960s.
Hithertho, it had been largely mysterious even to its neighbours but abandoning its self-imposed policy of isolation had it grappling to find a precarious balance between modernization and the preservation of its culture and traditions.

Facts about Bhutan

Location: Southern Asia. Landlocked between China and India. Area: 38,394 square kilometers . Altitude: 100 meters above sea level in the south to over 7,500 meters above the sea level in the north…

National symbols of Bhutan

The National Flag, National Emblem, National Anthem, National Animal, National Bird, National Butterfly, National Flower, National Tree, National Dress, National Game, National Day, National Language, National Dish…

Brief History of Bhutan

Bhutan was inhabited 4000 years ago, there were archeological evident indicating settlements in Bhutan dating back to 2000-1500 BC. Bonism was the main religion in Bhutan before the arrival of Buddhism…

Culture, Language and People of Bhutan

Bhutan has a rich culture that has remained intact because of its self-imposed isolation from the rest of the world until five decades ago. Dzongkha, meaning the language of the fort, is the national language of Bhutan. Small though it is, Bhutan has a rich variety of culture. The difficult topography of the country succeeded in keeping each ethnic group separate and vibrant…

Gross National Happiness

Bhutan measures prosperity by taking into consideration the citizens’ happiness levels and not the gross domestic product. We call this development philosophy the Gross National Happiness; a term coined by His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck the fourth King of Bhutan, in 1972…

Plants and Animals

With 72 percent of Bhutan under forest cover Bhutan has a rich variety of plants and animals. Bhutan has three different zones, the alpine zone (4000m and above) above the tree line, temperate zone (2000 to 4000m) and subtropical zone (150m to 2000m)…

Weather and Climate

Bhutan has four seasons and the climate varies depending on the altitude. March to May is spring when the weather is pleasant and the flowering trees blossom. June to August is summer, also referred to as the monsoon season because we get plenty of rain…