Interesting Facts About Bhutan

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23 Jan 2023
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The majority of people in the world love travelling. Everyone has such a desire to explore themselves by visiting. There are thousands of beautiful places around the world where you found an amazing combination of nature and beauty. By looking at such amazing and beautiful places you think that you can spend your whole life there. We will share information about the most beautiful country in the world ''Bhutan''. This country is very much rich in culture and tradition. If you go to Bhutan, then you will come to know how creative the people here are. You see the strong architecture and amazing hotels that have been built in the mountains. Similarly, this country is called the green land of the world. In this article, we will share some interesting facts about Bhutan. Let's go on a Bhutan tour.

Bhutan is a landlocked county


Bhutan is one of the most landlocked countries in the world. It is bordered by China to the north and India to the south. Nepal and Bangladesh are located in proximity to Bhutan but do not share a land border. You found most of the subalpine Himalayan mountains in the north and subtropical plains in the south.

Bhutan is covered by Forest

70% of Bhutan's area is surrounded by forests. People of Bhutan love trees very much, which means the people of Bhutan try harder to maintain their environment. Similarly, the People of Bhutan are sharing their happiness by planting trees. Also, Bhutan put its name on The Guinness World Record by planting 50,000 trees in 1 hour.

The people of Bhutan celebrated the happiness of planting around one lakh fifty thousand trees all over the country on the attainment of the first son of the king and queen. People celebrate their new prince's welcome by planting trees. This is also one of the amazing facts about Bhutan people they can share their love and happiness by planting trees. The wildlife of Bhutan is notable for its diversity. It is also mentioned in the law of Bhutan that 60% of the country's land is covered by forest.

The happiest country in the world 

Bhutan is also one of the happiest countries in the world. People of Bhutan think that the way of development is possible if people are happy. Similarly, people here still lead happy life because the only criteria for their development are happiness.

No beggar found in Bhutan

Bhutan is one of the countries where you do not find any beggars. Similarly, everyone Bhutanese has their own home. The per capita income of the Bhutanese has not more but they didn't beg for money from anyone. Similarly, Bhutan is called a beggar-free country in the world. The culture of Bhutanese is they share their thing with those who have nothing.

Lack of use of Television and Internet 

In Bhutan, you found people didn't much use the internet and television. In 1999 television and the internet are getting approval from the government. After getting approval from the government Bhutanese people see the television for the first time. People of Bhutan share their message by communication rather than other any medium.

The capital city of Bhutan

Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan. It lies on the lap of the Himalayas. Similarly, it is also one of the largest cities in Bhutan. It is situated in the western central parts of Bhutan and it was surrounded by a valley. The ancient capital city of Bhutan is Punakha and it was replaced as the capital by Thimphu in 1995. Similarly, in 1961 Thimphu is declared the capital city of Bhutan.

Thimphu is also the political and economic centre of Bhutan. Similarly, Thimphu also fully reflected the culture of Bhutan where you found the religious customs, national dress, and many more.

If you plan to visit Bhutan then you must include Thimphu in the Bhutan trip. It is at an altitude of 24 meters above sea level. You can found of hotels, restaurants, government offices, stadiums, and beautiful gardens in Thimphu. Similarly, Thimphu is also popular for its nightlife.

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Large Buddhist populations

In Bhutan majority of people follow the Buddhist religion. Around 79.5% of the total population can follow the Buddhist religion. 22.6% of people follow Hinduism in Bhutan.

Strong laws towards endangered species


In Bhutan, you found strong laws towards endangered species. If anyone killed the endangered animals then he/she gets the punishment of life imprisonment. Bhutan is the only country where there are very strong laws towards endangered species.

Plastic bags banned for a long period

The Bhutan government is very much aware of the environment so the government banned plastic bags in 1999. You can not find plastic bags in the market of Bhutan. If you do shopping in the Bhutanese market, then mostly you get paper bags. To save its beauty, Bhutan has done it for centuries.

Similarly, tobacco is also completely illegal in Bhutan.

First-time International tourist came to Bhutan

In 1970 AD first-time International tourists visited Bhutan. Before 1970 there were no rules for tourists to come and visit Bhutan. Despite the wonderful natural scenery and spectacular location, the Bhutan government limits the number of tourists. Similarly, if you are from South Asia ccountrythen no need to show your pper-dayexpenses during the Bhutan visit. But if you are out of South Asia then you can spend $250 per day in Bhutan. The government wants to limit the number of tourists.

The national language of Bhutan

The national language is Dzongkha, the native language of the Ngalops of western Bhutan. Two other major languages are the Tshanglakha and the Lhotshamkha.

Bhutanese people call their country 'Druk Yul'


Only in English, it is known as Bhutan. But the real name of Bhutan is Druk Yul which means Land of the Thunder Dragon. Bhutanese believe that thunder is the voice of the dragon roaring. Similarly, Bhutanese leaders are known as Druk Gyalpo, meaning “Thunder Dragon Kings”.

No traffic lights in the Capital city of Bhutan

Bhutan is known as the most wonderful country in the world. In Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan you can not see a traffic light. The traffic police guide the traffic through their traditional dance. You might not have seen that traffic police manage overall traffic through its cultural dance but if you visit the capital of Bhutan, then you can see such an amazing thing.

Every citizen celebrates their birthday in New Year

The birthday of all citizens is considered the same day, every new year. Bhutanese people, do not care about birthdays they celebrate all people's birthdays on the same day. No matter on which day they are born, they celebrate it in their New year. What an amazing tradition.

World's most Peaceful country 

People of Bhutan follow the path of lord buddha. The people of Bhutan are very calm, they do not fight and always sit in a peaceful environment.

Traditional Dance of Bhutan


The People of Bhutan are very much attracted to their cultural dance. They celebrate their culture with dance performances. If you visit Bhutan then you can find such amazing dance performances by local people in their local songs. Also, their colourful clothes and different turban on their hands attract tourists.

Cham dance is very popular in Bhutan. Cham Dance is the traditional dance of Bhutan. It involves a series of masked dances, which are usually performed by monks and laymen, wearing colourful costumes.

Not need a passport to go to Bhutan

If you plan to visit Bhutan then you do not need a passport. But you need to take a permit for visiting Bhutan.

Education and health free

It is the only country in South Asia that can give free education and free health treatment to their citizen.

Females are more powerful than man


In Bhutan, you found females are more powerful than men. Similarly, girls are getting the property of their families. In this country, either a boy or a girl can do one or more marriages. There will be not any restrictions on marriage. But women are the head of the family and women run their businesses and shops. Similarly, women also work in the field.

Amazing Foods found in Bhutan

There was another thing that makes Bhutan special is its food. In Bhutan, you found hot spices with hot chillies in most of the dish items. Very popular dishes are found in Bhutan. You can find all kinds of food and drink options such as Ema Datshi, Momos, Phaksha Paa, etc.

Amazing place for Trekking

If you want adventurous and fun during your tour then Bhutan is perfect for you. Bhutan is very much popular for trekking. If you want to take enjoyment of trekking then you should go in the season April. While if you want to enjoy the weather, then you have to go in October. In your Bhutan trips, you can fully do enjoyment by staying in a tent, preparing food by lighting a fire at night, make memorable nights with friends.

Popular visiting place in Bhutan

Paro


Paro is Bhutan's third-largest city and number 1 in the terms of tourists' wits situated on the banks of the river. BBhutan'sonly airport lies in Paro. Similarly, it is the home of 155 temples and dozens of monasteries that attract a large number of tourists from all over the world.

Similarly, one of the iconic monasteries of Bhutan is situated on the rock of Paro. When you go to the monasteries of Bhutan then you found a very relaxing environment. Also, you found people meditate for hours. It is a very beautiful quilt in the middle of the mountains. Although it is not easy to reach this place because it is lying in the middle of the mountains.

Haa valley

Haa valley is at a distance of 67 km from Paro. It is a beautiful sight of nature. Similarly, it is full of very cold air, which welcomes tourists. The colourful swaying in the hills adds to the beauty of Haa valley. Similarly, this is also popular for ancient traditions and customs. If you go to Bhutan, then you will not return without visiting this place.

Punakha


Punakha is a major city of Bhutan which is situated on the banks of rivers present at an altitude of 300 meters above sea level. Similarly, Punakha has been the first capital of Bhutan and it is about 77 km away from Thimphu. In Punakha, you found the quite warm winter and hot summer.

Additionally, Punakha valley is famous in Bhutan for rice farming.

It is famous for its 108 Gumba (Monastery). Also, it is an excellent place for mountain biking and trekking. Apart from this, Punakha is also popular for rafting.

Furthermore, Punakha Dzong located in the city is considered to be the largest and major Buddhist temple in Bhutan. Tourists go to this Buddhist temple and monastery through a very beautiful bridge that is built in the traditional style over the river.

In conclusion, Bhutan is a very much amazing country in the world. If you have made any plans to visit Bhutan please let us know. or if you already visited Bhutan then please comment below how was your Bhutan journey.

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