Bhutan facts & history
The Dragon Kingdom of Bhutan is in southern Central
Asia, most of it in the Himalayas and mainly mountainous,
surrounded by Tibet, China, Myanmar (Burma), India,
Bhutan's isolation helped to keep it' s cultural identity
with a population of about 600.000.
The Dzongkha (A Tibetan like dialect) is the official
Many temples, monasteries and dzongs (Fortified monasteries)
are scattered around with many monks of the mainly Bhudist
The King rules the country with a hand picked parliament.
Tourism which only recently was allowed and hydroelectric
power are the main income for the small nation.
Thimpu is the capital of Bhutan.
We spent about two weeks in the Dragon Kingdom
The country is mostly hills (because it's part of the
Himalayas) and valleys, it is very beautiful and quite
If you want to go anywhere in Bhutan, you have to go
up the mountains by the spiralling roads and back down
again, only to cross a river and repeat the whole process
again until you get to your destination.
The architecture is mind blowing, and so is the natural,
The people very friendly, dressed in their traditional,
national costume all the time, and are continuously
chewing something, and tend to spit a lot.
Visiting Bhutan was another cultural shock and an unforgettable
experience for us .
Our tour firm and guides were very nice and helpful.
The place is a rather expensive experience, since visitor
numbers, their itinerary, hotels and prices are state
We enjoyed our visit very much and it was truly memorable.
Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan is built in a small
valley and on the sides of the surrounding mountains.
It is a very beautiful and interesting place.
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