Measuring its success in terms of ‘Gross National Happiness’ rather than ‘Gross National Product’, Bhutan is no ordinary country and visiting this remote Buddhist Kingdom is a special and unique experience.
Under the King’s guidance, its government has taken great measures to preserve the nation's culture identity and the environment. Compared to its Himalayan neighbors, Tibet and Nepal, you’ll find the forested wilderness of Bhutan still very much intact. And whilst adapting what they need from technology, most Bhutanese live a traditional rather than westernized lifestyle and national dress, a belted robe for men and floor length dress for women is still worn by all.
In this age of increasing globalization Bhutan stands out from the crowd. With one foot in the past another in the future it offers a glimpse of an alternative future to us all.
- Punakha, the ancient capital of Bhutan
- Phobjika Valley, wintering ground of the rare black-necked crane
- Gangtey Monastery
- The Taschicho Dzong and the Ta Dzong Museum
- The Tiger’s nest Monastry at Paro