About Bhutan

National Symbol of Bhutan

National flag The national flag is rectangular and divided diagonally into two parts with a white dragon in the middle. The upper yellow half signifies the country’s secular authority of the king in fruitful action in the affairs of religion and state craft. The lower saffron-orange half signifies the religious practices and the spiritual power…

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Political System of Bhutan

For 100 years, until April, 2008, the kingdom was under the Wangchuck dynasty. The country went to the polls to elect the first democratic government in March 2008. But the king is still the head of state.   What distinguishes Bhutan’s democratic transition is that, unlike in most countries where democracy has been achieved through…

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People Society and Religion

  The Bhutanese society There is no class or caste system in Bhutan according to the royal edict issued by the Third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the 1950. The most important thing to know about Bhutanese society is knowing and following Driglam Namzha. They are nothing but a set of written and known rules…

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Bhutan Location

Bhutan is a landlocked mountainous country in the eastern Himalaya. To the north lies China and to its south is India. It is a country roughly the size of Switzerland with a population of nearly seven hundred thousand. People of the north and central parts of Bhutan belong to the mongoloid race while the people…

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Gross National Happiness

Yet another unique facet to Bhutan is that the socio-economic development goal is aimed at achieving not increased Gross National Product/Gross Domestic Product(GNP/GDP) but increased GNH Gross National Happiness (GNH). In fact, economic development is merely one of the four recognized ‘pillars’ of the GNH model. GNH was the brainchild of His Majesty King Jigme…

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Bhutan Language

Bhutan is one of the countries in the south Asia that shares the same trend of accommodating diversity. Like other countries of South Asia, Bhutan is diverse in various aspects. Linguistically Bhutan has natives who speak over more than eighteen dialectics. The geographical variation of the land contributes to the various dimensions of culture. Be…

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Flora & Fauna

  Flora and Fauna of Bhutan Bhutan is considered as the Eastern Himalayan hotspot as it is among those very few countries that have the rich and diverse forest. There are many people in the world who are not much aware of the beautiful forests of Bhutan due to non-availability of information. You will get…

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Environment

Bhutan is a landlocked country with limited latitude. Even then the range of altitudes it posses is outstanding. It varies from Greater Himalayan peaks of over 7000m in the north to fertile valleys and foothills that are hardly a few hundred meters in the south. Occupation If we exclude a few nomadic settlements, the majority…

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Economy

Bhutanese economy is dominantly agrarian and about 31% of the population still live under poverty line. With a bulk of the population being farmers, agriculture is the main stay of their sustenance followed by a large extent with animal husbandry. Animal products such as cheese, butter and milk not only form a major diet for…

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Culture and Tradition

Despite being one of the smallest countries in the world, Bhutan has a rich and diverse culture. Though Bhutanese culture is deeply rooted in Buddhism, the country’s constitution allows freedom of religion. Birth Bhutanese regard children as the future and do not discriminate on the basis of gender. As per traditional beliefs, mothers are kept…

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Arts & Crafts

The art and creativity of Bhutan is not inspired from the west. People of Bhutan do not try to adapt innovation and diversification in their art. All of their work is an adaption of their religious connection. Also, none of their art carry any signature of the artist. Artifacts of Bhutanese artist incorporate a tangible…

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About Bhutan

Welcome to Bhutan!!! Have you ever woken up to the realization that you are helplessly being pulled along with rest of the world in a mad, mad race of buying, selling, producing, mind-zapping media images, headlines, deadlines? Entire cultures and ecosystems are disappearing even as you read this, while, all around you, the grip of…

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