Last updated: 21 October 2019
Between India and Tibet, high up in the Himalayan Mountains, the country of Bhutan. Over seventy percent of the country is forested. Lovely monasteries and ancient dzongs, with their flared roofs and pretty frescos dot the mountainsides. Surrounded by the snowy peaks of the Himalayas the beautiful architecture seems at one with nature. In Paro, visit the oldest Dzong in Bhutan. Buddha is believed to have meditated on the rock where it is built.  Climb up to the beautiful Taktsang monastery. It is perched precariously on a granite mountainside overlooking a drop of nearly eight hundred meters.

By decree, in Bhutan, all buildings must honor the traditional design, and the result is pretty towns with buildings made of stone and carved wooden windows. The capital city of Thimphu, the only capital on earth without streetlights. It has many charming shops and bustling bazaars to tempt the visitor.


Unless you’re from India, you can only enter this peaceful and majestic land on an official Bhutan tour. The government of Bhutan is committed to making sure that the number of tourists will not impact the balanced nature and life of locals by limiting visa issuance and putting some of the income from tourism to maintenance and sustainability of the country’s infrastructure.

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