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Popularity of Bhutan

The kingdom of the Thunder Dragon is a peculiar country while the popularity of Bhutan is quite distinguishing and has always attracted numerous travelers. Discover the nation’s fascinating facts before you set out.

Bhutan is popular amongst foreigners for so many things, including the only carbon negative country in the world and the unique philosophy of Gross National Happiness. Travelers will find countless of activities to take up and places of interest depending on their preferences while in Bhutan.

Did You Know?

  • Bhutan is just about half the size of the American state of Indiana.
  • Due to the frequent fierce storms originating in the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan was named “Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon”.
  • As a constitutional obligation to the Bhutanese people, at least 60% of the country must remain under forest cover at all times.
  • Thimphu is the only capital city, after North Korean capital Pyongyang that does not have traffic signals.
  • Bhutan is the only country in the world where the production and sale of tobacco items are forbidden.
  • Bhutan is home to the highest unclimbed mountain in the world, Mt. Gangkhar Puensum at 24,840 feet (7,571 meters).
  • Any person found guilty of killing the sacred black-necked crane in Bhutan could be sentenced to life imprisonment.
  • Bhutan is the last country in the world that introduced television to its people and internet services started only in 1999.

Things You Should Not Miss

  • Gho & Kira, the national costume
  • Archery tournaments
  • Colorful prayer flags
  • Variety of local snacks
  • Sacred meditation caves
  • Druk Path Trek
  • Jumolhari Trek
  • Laya Trek
  • Bumdra Trek
  • Snowman Trek
  • Hot-stone bath
  • Wildlife and wildflowers
  • Phobjikha valley
  • Dochula Pass
  • Motithang Takin Preserve
  • Royal Manas National Park
  • Tango & Cheri Monasteries
  • Tiger’s Nest Monastery
  • Bumthang valley
  • Kila nunnery
  • Paro Tshechu & Ura Yakchoe
  • National Institute of Zorig Chusum
  • Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory
  • National Textile Museum

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