BHUTAN HAS A SENSE OF PARADISE, A SERENITY AND PEACEFULNESS THAT MOST OF US ONLY DREAM OF EXPERIENCING.
After all, it is the world’s last Shangri-La. This medieval kingdom has managed to keep its identity intact, owing to it being shut off from the rest of the world until as late as the 1960s.
This land of the Thunder Dragon dresses majestically – the national dress is worn everyday by most of its people – to work, to school and to government institutions. Its buildings are equally dressy – a unique and complex architectural style that involves rammed earth and wattle and daub methods, stone masonry, intricate woodwork around windows and roofs and, incredibly, no use of a single nail or iron bar.
Surrounding this everyday splendor is a Himalayan kingdom that will stand the test of time. Its landscapes are dotted with incredible flora and fauna, castle fortresses known as Dzongs and Buddhist monasteries.
This surreal land has another incredible feature – it cares more about its Gross National Happiness than anything else in the world.
As one of the most mysterious places on earth, it’s only fitting that it keeps the entry to it restricted. And if you care to unravel this beautiful puzzle, do it with the reverence it deserves.