Bhutan

Flag of Bhutan
Capital: Thimphu
Population: 763,092
Area: 38,394 km2

Welcome to Bhutan - the land of happiness, the land of the Himalayas, Buddhist temples, policemen with white gloves instead of traffic lights, one of the smallest countries in the world, but also the largest in terms of the number of plant and animal species. A land shrouded in legends, mystical and unique. The whole of Bhutan leans on the southern side of the Himalayas, stretching from the end of the valley of the river Brahmaputra to the peaks of the Himalayas.

The adventure in Bhutan starts already on the plane, because you will fly over 4 of the 5 highest peaks in the world. One of the most attractive tourist destinations in Bhutan is the Tiger's Nest Monastery, which looks like it hangs from a cliff. There are 3 roads to the monastery, the first through a pine forest that symbolizes protection from evil forces, and the other two lead across a plateau called "Plateau of a Thousand Fairies". Pilgrims also visit other temples, tucked away in the woods or on steep mountain cliffs, where together with the monks, in prayer, they seek their peace.

Buddhism, the state religion, affects every aspect of life. The country is very persistent in its desire to preserve the Buddhist tradition. Unique in the world, the Kingdom's indicator of success is measured in gross national happiness, as opposed to gross domestic product.

Most tourists make "cultural tours" where they visit important destinations. Paro, capital Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdue and Jakar are popular destinations and here you will find most visitors. Furthermore, the unknown area of ​​Gangung, known as bird paradise and place of great wildlife, and Eastern Bhutan are open for tourism. If you are an adventurer and want to explore the unexplored east of Bhutan, this is the place for you. This unique and still untouched part of the country offers the best experience.

Enjoy Bhutanese cuisine and delicious stew with red rice, cheese with chili peppers and Tibetan momo, which is eaten in a different way everywhere. And be careful because you will often get hot peppers in your food to spice up the day.

Bhutan has a diverse climate, and the best period to visit depends on the part of the country you are visiting. The southern part of the country has a mostly warm and humid climate throughout the year, with temperatures of 15 - 30C. The central parts of the country have a climate with seasonal differences, warm summers and dry and cold winters. In the far north, winters are cold, and mountain peaks are covered with snow.

Bhutan is no ordinary place. It is the last great Himalayan kingdom shrouded in mystery and magic, where traditional Buddhist culture carefully embraces global movements, and you can be a witness to that.