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A South Asian country, Bhutan shares its borders with China in the north and with India on the eastern, western and southern sides. Located on the eastern end of the Himalayas, the 'Kingdom of Bhutan' is perfect if you are looking for peace and fresh air.

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Here are 10 reasons why you should visit Bhutan once:

Religious Belief / Buddhism

Buddhism is the religion of about 300 million people around the world. More than two-thirds of Bhutanese citizens follow Vajrayana Buddhism (also the state religion) and about one-third follow Hinduism, the second most predominant religion in Bhutan. People from all over the world come to visit Bhutanese monasteries.

Landscape / Biodiversity

When you travel from Bhutan, you will find yourself breaking up steep and high mountains by a network of sharp rivers. Extra-ordinary geographic diversity and diverse climatic conditions play an important role in contributing to Bhutan's excellent range of biodiversity and ecosystems that are worth seeing.

Weather

Bhutan experiences five major seasons namely summer, monsoon, autumn, winter and spring. The western part of Bhutan experiences heavy monsoon rainfall, while the southern part undergoes hot humid summers and cool winters, and central and eastern Bhutan have warm summers and cool winters temperate and dry compared to the west. So Bhutan gives you the flexibility to choose the location and time of year, which depends on the better climatic conditions.

Tourist Attractions

Thimpu has one of the largest bronze statues of Buddha and a gold tower over Thimpu in Bhutan and the nearby National Memorial Chorten, where Buddhists surround themselves as they pray and pray. There is Tiger's Nest (Takatsang), a beautiful monastery located in the cliff-side of the Upper Paro Valley in Bhutan. Punakha Dzong, Zuri Dzong Hike, Gangti Valley and Bumthang Valley are some of the other breathtaking places in Bhuta.

food

Ema datshi, Bhutanese national dish is a very spicy dish made with cheese and chilli and is very proud of it and you must also try it. People also take pride in believing that Bhutan is the first country in the world to ban the sale of tobacco under its Tobacco Act 2010, so you can ensure clean and fresh air.

Paro Taktsang is an ancient sacred Buddhist monastery built against the cliff side in Paro, Bhutan. It was first built in 1692. It is a popular pilgrimage sites among the Buddhists and a top tourist destination in Bhutan.
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Culture and Society

The Bhutanese tradition is deeply immersed in its Buddhist heritage, be it dress (Bhutanese national dress for men, kho and kira for women), language (Bhutanese or dzongkha), cultural activities (including traditional dance, dance drama), traditional Music on festivals) or its national sport archery, which you can feel when you come to Bhutan. In addition, you may find a conference in Bhutanese families where inheritance is usually passed on to women rather than women i.e. daughters inherit their parents' homes and their way in the world from man Is expected to make and is asked to move. Another distinguishing feature in his wife's home is polygamy. Although it is rare, it is accepted to own property in an implicit family unit rather than to spread it.

feeling royal

Bhutan transitioned from absolute monarchy to constitutional monarchy and held its first general election in 2008. The current king is Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk who gave birth to Jetsen Pema on 13 October 2011. And it may come as a surprise to you that spotting / meeting. The kings of Bhutan are not as tough as you might think.

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Transportation

Paro Airport is the only international airport in Bhutan. And although Bhutan previously had no railroads, it has tied up with India to connect southern Bhutan with India's vast network. Coming to connectivity via road, the lateral road serves as Bhutan's eastern-western corridor, connecting Fuentholing in the southwest with Trashigung in the east and the capital Thimphu to other major population centers such as Paro and Punakha. It delivers.

Economy

Bhutan's currency is 'outrageous'. Its value is set for the Indian rupee, which is also accepted as a legal tender in the country. Although Bhutan's economy is one of the world's smallest economies, it has grown rapidly in recent years. Agriculture used to play a more important role in managing the economy than it is now, Bhutan is the first country in the world with 100 percent organic farming, which is reliable.

Souvenirs

Hand-woven textiles, Yatras or Yethras (colorful strips of wool cloth, dyed with natural colors, which are used to create blankets, jackets, bags and carpets, specially those produced in Jakar, Bumthang), Buddhist paintings (usually made ​​of cloth), stamps (as Bhutan is said to be the "philatelist paradise") with detailed images, bright and lively colors and with a high numismatic value, Dzi stones, brass statues of various Buddhas, saints, Vajra bells, Dorje bells used for religious rituals, cymbals, Bhutanese violins, Tibetan trumpets and prayer wheels (which are a popular choice amongst the tourists) are the various souvenirs that you may pick up from the markets of Bhutan.