Bhutan facts & history
The Dragon Kingdom of
Bhutan is in southern
Central Asia, most of it
in the Himalayas and mainly
by Tibet, China, Myanmar (Burma),
India, Sikkim (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 language.
Many temples, monasteries
and dzongs (Fortified monasteries)
are scattered around with many
monks of the mainly Bhudist nation.
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.
about two weeks in the Dragon
Kingdom of Bhutan.
The country is mostly hills
(because it's part of
the Himalayas) and valleys,
it is very beautiful
and quite unusual.
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, unspoiled scenery.
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
Our tour firm and guides were very nice and
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
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.
Phuntsholing is one of the few
land based entry point to Bhutan.
There's a symbolic gate between the
Indian city Jaigon and Puntsholing
and two very different cultures.
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