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29 Things You Should Know Before Visiting Bhutan

Updated on March 26, 2020
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Educated as a microbiologist, trained as an editor, a quintessential nomad soul grounded to the earth. Loves anything that touches her soul

The panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains on a clear day from Dochula Pass
The panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains on a clear day from Dochula Pass
The view of sunset from National Museum of Bhutan, Paro
The view of sunset from National Museum of Bhutan, Paro

Why Bhutan?

Bhutan is a preferred vacation destination of adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers, hikers, leisure travelers, and culture vultures.

The reason being its diverse geographical features, enchanting scenic beauty, rich culture and tradition, and serenity it offers.

Snow-capped mountains wrapped under the clouds in Chele La
Snow-capped mountains wrapped under the clouds in Chele La
A picture perfect scenery - trees all around, a quiet river flowing gently with mountains in the backdrop, the reflection of the sky on the river
A picture perfect scenery - trees all around, a quiet river flowing gently with mountains in the backdrop, the reflection of the sky on the river

Nestled in the Himalayas, this Asian nation is an ecological hotspot. Varied vegetation, beautiful rivers, towering mountains, Dzongs, and monasteries make it an exquisite location.

Things to know about Bhutan

Know the dos and don'ts of Bhutan before planning to visit there. This makes your vacation interesting.

Here is a list of information that will help you understand Bhutan better and plan your vacation accordingly.

1. Reduced carbon footprint

Bhutan is rich in biodiversity and has successfully kept a check on its carbon footprint.

This has helped it become a carbon negative country.

2. High happiness quotient

Happiness plays a pivotal role in the lives of Bhutanese.

Bhutan ranks high in the happiness index called Gross National Happiness (GNH).

So, Bhutan is also called "the land of happiness."

3. Activities to do in Bhutan

Get your adrenaline fix in Bhutan.

Pick the activity from the following list.

Design your itinerary accordingly and experience the thrill of adventure during your stay in Bhutan.

Activity
Place (example)
Trekking
Chele La (near to Paro)
Hiking
Paro Taktsang or Tiger Nest Monastery, Paro
Nature walk
Motithang Takin Preserve, Thimphu
Rafting
Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu, Punakha
Kayaking
Paro Chhu, Paro
Paragliding
Ura Valley, Phobjika Valley, Bumthang Valley, and Haa Valley
Camping
Gangtey (a hamlet in western Bhutan), Limukha (a small village in western Bhutan), and Punakha
Rock climbing
Near to Thimphu
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Fluttering flags, pristine blue sky, shredded clouds, lofty mountains, less traveled road in Chele LaThe river with green hillsA nature walk trail, MotithangA green mountain range, Chele LaYaks grazing in the forest
Fluttering flags, pristine blue sky, shredded clouds, lofty mountains, less traveled road in Chele La
Fluttering flags, pristine blue sky, shredded clouds, lofty mountains, less traveled road in Chele La
The river with green hills
The river with green hills
A nature walk trail, Motithang
A nature walk trail, Motithang
A green mountain range, Chele La
A green mountain range, Chele La
Yaks grazing in the forest
Yaks grazing in the forest

4. Seasons in Bhutan

Months
Season
March, April, and May
Spring
June, July, and August
Summer
September, October, and November
Autumn
December, January, and February
Winter
The climate of Bhutan varies based on the altitude.
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Huge trees, colorful leaves in Motithang PreserveThe scenic beauty in ParoHills covered by cloudsThe meandering road,trees, the cloudy sky, indicate the advent of winter, on the way to Chele LaTowering mountains, thick white clouds, pristine blue sky, the distant valley
Huge trees, colorful leaves in Motithang Preserve
Huge trees, colorful leaves in Motithang Preserve
The scenic beauty in Paro
The scenic beauty in Paro
Hills covered by clouds
Hills covered by clouds
The meandering road,trees, the cloudy sky, indicate the advent of winter, on the way to Chele La
The meandering road,trees, the cloudy sky, indicate the advent of winter, on the way to Chele La
Towering mountains, thick white clouds, pristine blue sky, the distant valley
Towering mountains, thick white clouds, pristine blue sky, the distant valley

5a. Favorable time to visit Bhutan

1. March–May

Vacationing in Bhutan during these months is memorable as you can witness the beauty of rhododendron laden valleys.

2. October–December

If you intend to get a clear view of snow-capped mountains, visit Bhutan during these months.

The sky generally remains clear, and you may get the panoramic vista of the mountains. Do not forget to carry woolen clothes.

5b. Less preferred time to visit Bhutan

1. Winter

If you are planning for holidaying in Bhutan during the winter, be ready with your woolen as the temperature may go low in a few parts of the country.

Further, some places may remain covered with snow, restricting your movement.

2. Summer

Some parts of the country experience hot and humid summer.

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Different flowers adorn the place, PunakhaA rose with other flowersFlowers and plantsBushes with flowersBeautiful flowersTwo sunflowers blooming on the roadside Various flowers viewed while enjoying a nature walkA beautiful flowerLovely flowers
Different flowers adorn the place, Punakha
Different flowers adorn the place, Punakha
A rose with other flowers
A rose with other flowers
Flowers and plants
Flowers and plants
Bushes with flowers
Bushes with flowers
Beautiful flowers
Beautiful flowers
Two sunflowers blooming on the roadside
Two sunflowers blooming on the roadside
Various flowers viewed while enjoying a nature walk
Various flowers viewed while enjoying a nature walk
A beautiful flower
A beautiful flower
Lovely flowers
Lovely flowers

6. Stupas or Chortens

Stupas or Chortens (in English) are spiritual heritage structures found on various places, such as approaches to significant locations and buildings or on roads. They can vary in height and designs.

The Memorial Stupa of Thimphu, also known as the Thimphu Chorten, in Thimphu is one of the most popular Chortens in Bhutan.

Travelers should respect the stupas and not hurt the sentiments of the Bhutanese.

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Stupas on the road enroute ThimphuStupas in Karbandi Monastery
Stupas on the road enroute Thimphu
Stupas on the road enroute Thimphu
Stupas in Karbandi Monastery
Stupas in Karbandi Monastery

7. The story of four harmonious friends

The story of four harmonious friends or four harmonious animals is quite popular in Bhutan.

These four friends are:

  1. A bird (partridge)
  2. A rabbit
  3. A monkey
  4. An elephant

The story has several versions but its message is more or less the same.

Moral of the story: Stay united, maintain harmony, help each other, and respect seniors.

The story is a popular theme for murals and wall paintings.

Four friends: elephant, monkey, rabbit and bird standing under a tree bearing fruits. The elephant is carrying the monkey on its back, the monkey carrying the rabbit, and the rabbit carrying the bird.
Four friends: elephant, monkey, rabbit and bird standing under a tree bearing fruits. The elephant is carrying the monkey on its back, the monkey carrying the rabbit, and the rabbit carrying the bird.

8. Constitutional Monarchy and Monastic Body

Bhutan is governed by the constitutional monarchy. The government is called the Royal Government of Bhutan.

The Monastic Body of Bhutan or Dratshang takes care of the religious matters. It also plays a crucial role in the country's spiritual and cultural matters.

8a. Constitutional Monarchy

The reigning monarch of the country is King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the fifth Druk Gyalpo or "Dragon King" of the Kingdom of Bhutan.

You will see the photos of the King and other members of Bhutan's royal family in shops, administrative offices, educational institutions, hotels, restaurants, financial establishments, and other places.

Bhutanese respect and love their King and the Royal Family. Care should be taken not to hurt the Bhutanese sentiments.

8b. Monastic Body

The Monastic Body comprises these two bodies:

  1. Central Monastic Body
  2. District Monastic Body

The Chief Abbot of the Central Monastic Body is known as Je Khenpo.

Each district has a monastic community. The head of a monastic community is known as Lam Neten.

The Monastic Body includes the acharyas, lonpon, preceptors and prefects, religious administrators, and junior monastic officials.

9. Currency, Districts, and Language

Bhutan's currency is called Ngultrum.

Bhutan has 20 districts or Dzongkhags.

Over 19 dialects are spoken in Bhutan. Dzongkha is the national language. Some other languages spoken in the country are Tshanglakha, Lhotshamkha, Khengkha, and Bumthapkha.

However, guides, drivers, or hotel staff are well versed in English; therefore, communication is not a challenge.

10. National dress of Bhutanese

Both the Bhutanese men and women are seen in their national dress almost all the time.

10a. Men

Gho is a long robe fastened up with a cloth belt known as Kera around the waist.

The robe is worn until the knee and hoisted up to form a large pocket.

The pocket can hold wallets, papers, books, mobiles, tabs, and other articles.

10b. Women

Kira is a long, ankle-length dress worn over a blouse called Wonju.

Kira is held on the shoulder by Koma, broach-like hooks.

Kera is worn over Kira on the waist.

Toego is a short, open-outer jacket worn by the Bhutanes wome.

The Driglam Namzha is the official behavior and dress code of Bhutan.

10c. Scarf color and the Bhutanese rank

Scarf color
Rank of the Bhutanese
Yellow
King and Chief Abbot
Orange
Ministers
Green
Judge
Red with white stripe
District Administrator
White
Common people
The color of the scarf denotes the rank of the Bhutanese.

11. Prayer Wheels

According to Wkipedia, a prayer wheel is a cylindrical wheel on a spindle made from metal, wood, stone, leather, or coarse cotton. Om Mani Padme Hum is the primarily used mantra in the prayer wheels.

The prayer wheels should be spun in the clockwise direction in which direction the mantra is written and the movement of the sun.

11a. Types of prayer wheels

Types
Description
Mani Wheel
It is the hand prayer wheel with a cord or a chain and is mounted on a wooden or metal handle. The handle is rotated clockwise by the wrist.
Water Wheel
It is turned by flowing water. After being touched by the wheel, the water is believed to become blessed.
Stationary Prayer Wheel
It is a large, fixed metal wheel. Several stationary wheels are placed side by side. These wheels in a row are spun clockwise.
Other types of prayer wheels are Wind Wheels, Fire Wheels, Electric Dharma Wheels, and Digital Prayer Wheels
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A small Mani WheelWater WheelStationary Prayer WheelA stationary prayer wheelStationary prayer wheels in a row
A small Mani Wheel
A small Mani Wheel
Water Wheel
Water Wheel
Stationary Prayer Wheel
Stationary Prayer Wheel
A stationary prayer wheel
A stationary prayer wheel
Stationary prayer wheels in a row
Stationary prayer wheels in a row

12. Bhutanese architecture

The uniqueness and distinctive features of magnificent Bhutanese architecture have amazed travelers from far and wide.

Types of Architecture
Examples
Phodrang (palaces)
Dechencholing Palace in Thimphu or Ugyen Pelri Palace in Paro
Dzongs (fortresses)
Punakha Dzong (in Punakha) or Paro Dzong (in Paro)
Lhakhang (temples).
Chimi Lhakhang (in Punakha) or Changangkha Lhakhang (im Thimphu)
Chorten (stupas)
Memprial Chorten (Thimphu) or Druk Wangyal Chortens (in Dochula Pass)
Monasteries
Paro Taktsang (or Tiger Nest Monastery)
Gates to enter different cities or within the cities in Bhutan
Bhutan Gate (in Phuentsholing) or Thimphu Gate (in Thimphu)
These spectacular architectures depict Bhutan's rich culture and tradition.
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Punakha DzongParo DzongChangangkha LhakhangStupaTashichho DzongBhutan GateA gate within the Thimphu cityThe entry gate of National Museum, Paro
Punakha Dzong
Punakha Dzong
Paro Dzong
Paro Dzong
Changangkha Lhakhang
Changangkha Lhakhang
Stupa
Stupa
Tashichho Dzong
Tashichho Dzong
Bhutan Gate
Bhutan Gate
A gate within the Thimphu city
A gate within the Thimphu city
The entry gate of National Museum, Paro
The entry gate of National Museum, Paro

13. No traffic lights and minimum honking

The country does not have traffic lights; however, it manages traffic efficiently.

Pedestrians cross the road using Zebra crossing. The vehicles stop to give way to the pedistrians to cross the road safely.

Honking is minimum and horns are used only when it is required, keeping noise pollution at bay.

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Spectacular sculpture
Spectacular sculpture
Spectacular sculpture

14. Clean and wide roads

The clean and broad roads are a treat to the eyes. Even the roads constructed in the hilly regions are well maintained.

One of the best ways to explore Bhutan is by road. The road trip from Phuentsholing Thimphu through soaring mountains, deep valleys, and lush greenery is an exhilarating experience.

15. Warm and friendly people

The Bhutanese are warm and friendly and maintain discipline and obey the law.

16. Restaurants and bars

The restaurants in Bhutan serve freshly prepared food, as stale food is not allowed to be served.

Bhutanese generously use chilies and cheese in food, so let them know your choice while placing the order for food.

The restaurants offer various types of cuisines, including Asian, Indian, and Western.

Restaurants generally have bars.

17. Tobacco selling prohibited

Selling of this tobacco is not allowed in the country.

Cigarette smoking publicly is also not allowed.

18. Plastic bag usage stopped

Bhutan has adopted preventive measures to protect the environment.

Plastic bags are not used in the country.

19. No slaughterhouse

The people of Bhutan eat meat but the country has no slaughterhouse; Bhutan imports meat.

20. Rules of Dzongs and other places

Dzongs, temples, museums, monasteries, and other places have its own set of rules and regulations. The boards with rules are displayed in English.

Silence must be maintained in Dzongs and other places as well.

The rules regarding wearing caps, clicking photographs, or carrying or wearing any other articles inside the Dzongs or other places must be obeyed.

21. December 17—National Day of Bhutan

The First King of Bhutan, Druk Gyalpo Ugyen Wangchuck, was coronated on December 17, 1907. So, the day every year is observed as Bhutan's National Day.

The day is highly significant for the Bhutanese and is celebrated throughout the nation.

All government offices and agencies remain closed.

22. Festivals of Bhutan

Bhutanese festivals are celebrated with pomp and splendor. The festivals are colorful and reflect the Bhutan's vibrant culture and rich traditions.

Cham Dance or mask dance is the traditional dance of Bhutan. The Bhutanese perform the dance with drums and wearing colorfully painted and beautifully decorated masks and vibrant costumes.

Name of the festival
Place
Thimphu Tshechu
Thimphu
Paro Tshechu
Paro
Punakha Drubchen and Tshechu
Punakha
Jambay Lhakhang Drup
Bumthang
Wangdue Phodrang Tshechu
Wangdue Phodrang
Haa Summer Festival
Haa Valley
Black Necked Crane Festival
Wangdue Phodrang
List of some of the Bhutanese festivals and the place of celebration

23. Towering mountains and stunning rivers

23a. Mountains

Mountains of varied heights are one of Bhutan's primary attractions.

Gangkhar Puensum is Bhutan's highest peak and has remained a virgin peak until now. The name of the peak means White Peak of the Three Spiritual Brothers and is considered to be the world's highest unclimbed mountain.

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23b. Rivers

The word river in Dzongkha is called Chhu. Several rivers flow through Bhutan enhancing the mesmeric appeal of the country. Some of the important rivers of Bhutan are:

  • Drangme Chhu
  • Mo Chhu
  • Pho Chhu
  • Wang Chhu
  • Amo Chhu
  • Thimphu Chhu
  • Paro Chhu
  • Haa Chuu

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The river in WangdueParo ChhuNear the confluence of Mo Chhu and Pho ChhuThe river in Thimphu
The river in Wangdue
The river in Wangdue
Paro Chhu
Paro Chhu
Near the confluence of Mo Chhu and Pho Chhu
Near the confluence of Mo Chhu and Pho Chhu
The river in Thimphu
The river in Thimphu

24. National flower, tree, bird, and animal

 
 
Flower
Himalayan Blue Poppy
Tree
Himalayan Cypress
Bird
Raven
Animal
Takin

25. Traditional food and beverage

The Bhutanese cuisine primarily comprises red rice, vegetables, lentils, and meat.

Ema datshi is the most popular dish of the Bhutanese cuisine and considered to be the Bhutanese staple food. "Ema" means chili and "datshi" means cheese in Dzongkha. It is a spicy dish made of chilies and cheese.

Some of other popular traditional Bhutanese food and beverage are:

  • Jasha maru (chicken dish)
  • Phaksha paa (the dish comprising dried pork cooked with chili peppers, spices, and vegetables)
  • Thukpa (noodle soup)
  • Momo (dumplings)
  • Butter tea
  • Milk tea
  • Ara (rice wine)

Red rice
Red rice

26. National sport

Both traditional and modern international games are quite popular in Bhutan.

Archery or Dha is one of the famous traditional sports in Bhutan, which has been conferred the status of the national sport of Bhutan.

Football and futsal are quite famous in Bhutan as well.

Other popular sports in Bhutan include khuru, soksom, digor, pundu, and basketball.

27. Thangka paintings

Thangaka (meaning rolled out) is a traditional art of painting on silk or cotton that depicts various incidents of Buddhism .

Thangkas can be an ideal souvenir to bring home for family members, relatives, and friends from Bhutan.

28. Phallus paintings

Phallus painting are quite common in Bhutan and can be seen on the walls of many houses and buildings.

The symbol is thought to protect families, bring good luck, and keep evil spirits at bay.

However, these paintings are not found on the walls of community temples and dzongs.

29. Railway Stations and Airports in Bhutan

29a. Railways

Bhutan has no railways.

29b. Airport

Bhutan has 1 international airport and 3 domestic airports. Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, has no airport.

International airport

Bhutan's sole international airport is situated in a deep valley of Paro close to Paro Chhu (Paro River).

The beautiful Paro Airport is surrounded by soaring mountains and has a single terminal and one runaway.

Flights in Paro Airport fly between sunrise and sunset.

Domestic airports in Bhutan

Name of the airport
Location
Gelephu Airport
Samtenling, Gewog (close to the Gelephu town in the Sarpang district)
Bathpalathang Airport
Jakar
Yongphulla Airport
Trashigang
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Paro Airport from viewpointBus terminus in Phuentsholing
Paro Airport from viewpoint
Paro Airport from viewpoint
Bus terminus in Phuentsholing
Bus terminus in Phuentsholing

Closing words

Travelers with global mindset respect the culture, people, and environment of the host country. They leave an ever-lasting impression on the minds of the people they meet along the way.

Adopt these approaches during the Bhutan trip:

1. Maintain cleanliness and do not encourage littering.

2. Preserve the environment and do not disturb the ecological balance.

3. Respect the people of Bhutan, their culture, beliefs, tradition, customs, religion, and other aspects.

4. Obey the rules while visiting Dzongs. monasteries, stupas, and other religious and administrative places.

5. Behave appropriately and do not hurt Bhutanese sentiments and emotions.

6. Follow the traffic rules and pedestrians must cross the road only on the Zebra crossing.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Prantika Samanta

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    • PrateekJain24 profile image

      Prateek Jain 

      3 days ago from Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

      Such a nice and detailed article on Bhutan trip mam. This is certainly one of the best articles I come across related to travel to Bhutan. Undoubtedly the images used are so we'll clicked and placed at proper places. I have to ask you that have you clicked theses pics by yourself originally. Because they are really so beautiful and astonishing.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      2 weeks ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you, Devika. Glad to know that you have liked the article. Indeed it's a beautiful place.

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      Devika Primić 

      3 weeks ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      This is well-informed about Bhutan a place i have never visited and felt great to have this tour. The photos are beautiful with each explains the of the place. Sounds a place of interest to travel and enjoyed the learning lesson from you.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      4 weeks ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you, Maxwell, for stopping by. Glad to know that you have liked my article. Rightly said, the people of Bhutan love nature and ensure that the environment remains free from pollution. They believe in afforestation and take efforts to protect and conserve the environment. It is a worth visiting place and certainly you will have a fantastic vacation.

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      Maxwell Kamlongera 

      4 weeks ago

      Great and informative article! Love the associated pictures too. I have to say, because of their active efforts to conserve and protect the environment, Bhutan is a place I would definitely love to visit one day. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      4 weeks ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you so much, Raymond. Bhutan is indeed one of the beautiful nations of the world. Towering mountains, varied vegetation, meandering roads, sizzling rivers, deep valleys and the serenity make Bhutan a desirable vacation destination.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      4 weeks ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you so much, Linda for stopping by. Bhutan is rich in biodiversity and known for its rich flora and fauna. The country has varied vegetation.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      4 weeks ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you so much, Liz,. The people of Bhutan emphasizes on not disturbing the ecological balance and keep pollution at bay.

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      Raymond Philippe 

      4 weeks ago from The Netherlands

      What a beautiful song of praise about Bhutan. The pictures emphasize the beauty of the country. It became clear to me how little I actually know about it.

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      Linda Crampton 

      4 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a very detailed and informative article. I loved looking at the photos and learning about Bhutan. It sounds and looks like an interesting country that would be wonderful to explore.

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      Liz Westwood 

      4 weeks ago from UK

      This is a fascinating and informative article about Bhutan. It puts other parts of the world to shame with its environmental policies. It's good to see the ban on plastic bags.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      4 weeks ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you so much, Nitin, for visiting my hub. Glad to know that you have liked the article. I have tried to accommodate all the necessary points that travelers must know before visiting the beautiful country.

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      Nitin Khaire 

      4 weeks ago from Mumbai

      Wow. What a well written and well illustrated article. Full of information and mesmerizing images. You have covered all the aspects of life in Bhutan so comprehensively. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your article and will be reading it again at leisure.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      4 weeks ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you so much, Niks. Glad to know that you have liked my article. Bhutan has rich vegetation and culture and offers breathtaking views, which will leave travelers awestruck. Indeed it is one of my memorable trips.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      4 weeks ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you so much Dr. Pran Rangan. Glad to know that you have liked my article. I have tried to include necessary information to help other travelers who are intending to visit the spectacular land in the near future. As you have mentioned, you like the philosophy of Buddhism, then you will have a wonderful time visiting the mesmerizing land.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      4 weeks ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you so much, Mahesh. Glad that you have liked my article. You have correctly said that the people of Bhutan have deep-rooted association with their culture. They also have immense love for plants and trees. Both outdoor and indoor gardens are common features there.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      4 weeks ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you so much, Shaloo ji. Bhutan is a beautiful place with spectacular mountains, rivers, and varied vegetation.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      4 weeks ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you so much, Natasha..Glad that you have liked my article and shared with your group. Before visiting a new place, I prefer to know some facts about the country so that the trip becomes more interesting. This is my personal experience.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      4 weeks ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you so much Nitin. This spectacular Asian country has so much to offer. It is good to know about a country, its people, culture, food habit, and other aspects beforehand to make our stay a memorable one. So, I have thought of sharing some important information.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      4 weeks ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you, Murali. You are a great motivator and I am glad to know that you have liked the article. I have tried to include as much information as I can so that travelers have a know how of the beautiful country in the lap of the Himalayas.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      4 weeks ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you, Peggy. I am glad that you have liked the hub. While I was including the photos of flowers and trees in this article, I thought of you because you like nature parks. I am thinking to write more articles about some other places in Bhutan.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      4 weeks ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you so much, Lorna. Indeed, Bhutan is a peaceful and beautiful country with picturesque views. The people of Bhutan loves to preserve nature and so you can see greenery all around.

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      Niks 

      4 weeks ago from India

      Outstanding information on Bhutan. Bhutan is indeed very rich in nature. You mentioned every detail about traveling, transport and food. I feel like visiting this place in the nearby future. Amazing photos. Keep traveling and sharing such impressive articles.

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      Dr Pran Rangan 

      4 weeks ago from Kanpur (UP), India

      A very informative write-up.

      I have been thinking of visiting Bhutan for some time. Your article will definitely be helpful.

      I like Buddhism and its philosophy very much. I read and write about it. I liked the beautiful photos of its landscape in your article.

      Thanks Prantika for sharing it.

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      Mahesh Chandra Gaur 

      4 weeks ago

      Hi Prantika, you have written a well-composed and comprehensive article covering all aspects of Bhutan's culture and beauty. It's a beautiful country with peace-loving people having a deep-rooted association with their culture. You have given a vivid description of its beautiful landscape with alluring pictures. Keep sharing such articles.

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      Shaloo Walia 

      4 weeks ago from India

      A well-detailed hub...and the pictures are beautiful!

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      Natasha Tungare 

      4 weeks ago from India

      Wow di ! You have described all the 29 facts so beautifully. I feel reading these everyone would want to visit Bhutan. Sharing your article with our Bhutan trip group

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      Nikhil Sharma 

      4 weeks ago from India

      Bhutan is probably the most mesmerizing and peaceful land in Asia and the world. Lots of people desire to know more about this country, including its local culture, and many other useful things, which you have described it in a very easy to understand and interactive way. Thanks for creating such wonderful article!

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      Halemane Muralikrishna 

      4 weeks ago from South India

      Splendid article with vivid pictures and with holistic description, taking the reader on a virtual tour to Bhutan, successfully achieved, Ms Prantika. The seasonal guidelines are much more valuable. The Dzongs, Paro and Punakha are attractive. Your efforts taken to write such a complete article are worth honouring you as a great travel writer. Probably no one might have written such a wonderful online article on Bhutan, so far. Congratulations.

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      Peggy Woods 

      4 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      Bhutan is a spectacularly beautiful country judging by your photos. I will unlikely ever travel there but enjoyed learning about the friendly people, the culture, the architecture, and the spectacular scenery. Thanks for writing this!

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      4 weeks ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Exhaustive and lovely article. Informative and useful.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      4 weeks ago

      An excellent and very in-depth article full of amazing photos with lots of interesting facts. Bhutan's rich culture and friendly people make it a very desirable place to visit. Your article also covers cultural awareness which is so important and I am impressed by the fact they are a 'carbon negative country'. An enjoyable and enlightening read Prantika.

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