As a tiny landlocked Himalayan kingdom, Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon, remained sovereign and self-sufficient but unknown to the world outside for most of its existence until the mid 20th century. The country’s heritage of rich culture and environment has remained almost completely untainted. The daily life is influenced strongly by Buddhism and like nowhere else one can experience Living Buddhism in Bhutan. The Middle Path and the concept of Gross National Happiness are a strong basis for the Bhutanese way of life. The architecture of Bhutan is one of the Kingdom’s most visible distinctive features. The massive Dzongs (fortresses) with their upward sloping walls, the ancient monasteries and the humble farm house stand out as an important part of the country’s landscape. Each valley in Bhutan retains its own architectural character in terms of the type of building material used, ranging from mud to stone, and the special ambience of its most famous monasteries and Dzongs.
Bhutan is a unique blend of the old and new. Here is a country that is slowly opening up to the modern world in a fine balance with its ancient traditions. Those fortunate enough to visit Bhutan describe it as a unique, deeply spiritual and mystical experience. This kingdom is an adventure like no other.
Suggested Bhutan Discoveries
- HOSTED TOURS - Hosted Tours in Bhutan.
- CUSTOMIZED PROGRAMS - As specialists on this destination, we can prepare “the” specific itinerary you desire with the exact services you need. If you would like to have “your own” itinerary, contact us and advise us of all your requirements