Bhutan

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About Country

Capital
Thimphu
Population
Approximately 771,600 (2021 estimate)
Population Density
20 people per square kilometer
GDP
$3.3 billion (2019 estimate)
Language
Dzongkha is the official language of Bhutan, although many people also speak English and other regional languages
Currency
Bhutanese ngultrum (BTN)
National Dish
Ema datshi is considered the national dish of Bhutan, made with chili peppers and cheese
Religion
Buddhism is the predominant religion in Bhutan, with over 70% of the population practicing Vajrayana Buddhism
Climate
Bhutan has a varied climate due to its elevation, with temperatures ranging from tropical in the south to alpine in the north. It is also prone to monsoon rains between June and September
Main Industries
Bhutan's economy is largely based on agriculture, forestry, and hydroelectric power, although the tourism industry is growing rapidly
Level of Development
Bhutan is classified as a developing country with a human development index (HDI) ranking of 129 out of 189 countries (2020)
Area
Approximately 38,394 square kilometers

Embark on a journey of tranquility and spirituality in Bhutan 🇧🇹. Admire the awe-inspiring Himalayan mountains ⛰️, experience the vibrant energy of traditional festivals 🎉, and explore the sacred temples and monasteries 🕌 that dot the countryside. Let the peaceful spirit of Bhutan fill your soul.

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  • 108 Memorial Chortens of Dochula Pass in Thimphu, Bhutan. Dochula Pass with Himalaya in background - Bhutan
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  • large prayer wheel in buddhist temple at Bhutan Concept of hope and meditation
  • Masked dance at Dochula in Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Paro, Bhutan (1)
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  • Punakha, Bhutan
  • Taktsang Lhakhang, Bhutan
  • Tashichho Dzong, Chhagchhen Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
  • The Dzong Monastery in Bhutan Asia one of the largest monestary in Asiawith the landscape and mountains background, Bhutan
  • The Dzong Monastery in Bhutan Himalayas mountain (1)
  • The Dzong Monastery in Bhutan Himalayas mountain
  • Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Thujidrag Gompa, Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Tiger’s Nest, Taktsang Trail, Paro, Bhutan
  • Trashigang-Semtokha Hwy, Lobesa - Metsina, Bhutan

Main Attractions

Some of the main tourist attractions in Bhutan include:

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    Paro Valley, a scenic valley in western Bhutan that is home to many historic and cultural sites, including the famous Tiger's Nest monastery.

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    Punakha Dzong, a stunning fortress and monastery that was once the seat of government in Bhutan.

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    Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan that offers a glimpse into Bhutanese culture and tradition, including the famous weekend market.

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    Jigme Dorji National Park, Bhutan's largest protected area that is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including snow leopards, Bengal tigers, and Himalayan black bears.

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    Dochula Pass, a mountain pass located on the way to Punakha that offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan range.

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    Phobjikha Valley, a beautiful valley in central Bhutan that is known for its black-necked cranes, which migrate to the area each year from Tibet.

These are just a few examples of the many attractions that Bhutan has to offer. Visitors to the country can also experience Bhutanese hospitality and tradition through local festivals, cuisine, and handicrafts.

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