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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.However, it does seem that Bhutan has found the perfect balance between the two and now though it is making tremendous developments in all sectors, it also manages to hold onto its unique identity that makes it unlike any other country in the world with a population of just over 0.7 million.

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…

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.

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.

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