Bhutan

INTRODUCTION TO BHUTAN

Bhutan known as 'the land of thunder Dragon' and 'the last Shangri La' on earth, is situated in the lap of Eastern Himalayas between India and the People's Republic of China. Expanding over an area of 18000 sq miles, the tiny Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is one of the most isolated nations in the world. Spectacular mountain terrain, flora and fauna and unique ancient Buddhist monasteries have made Bhutan an explorable tourist destination.  It is endowed with rich bio-diversity: around 300 medicinal herbs and 165 endangered species. Bhutan has its own, historical, geographical, cultural, traditional and religious significance.

FACTS ABOUT BHUTAN

Capital city: Thimphu
Population: 2,139,549
Languages: Dzongkka, Tibetan, Nepali
Religion: 75 % Buddhist, 25% Hindu
Currency: Ngultrum (Nu)

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