About Bhutan

It is believed that Bhutan was inhabited as early as 2000 B.C. due to the presence of early stone implements discovered in the region. The country was originally known by many names including Lho Jong, ‘The Valleys of the South’, Lho Mon Kha Shi, ‘The Southern Mon Country of...

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National animal

National animal

The national animal is the Takin (Burdorcastaxicolor).

National Flag

National Flag

National Bird

National Bird

National Flower

National Flower

The national flower is the Blue Poppy (Meconopsis Grandis).

Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts

National tree

National tree

The national tree is the cypress (Cupressustorolusa).

Bhutan - Happiness is a place

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. The land of the thunder dragon kingdom is a trekker’s paradise and an environmentalist’s dream. With 72 percent of the country under forest cover, Bhutan’s pristine ecology is home to rare and endangered flora and fauna. This spiritual land is the last bastion of the Vajrayana school of Mahayana Buddhism which provides the essence of a unique identity for the 750,000 people.

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