Bhutan, Land of the Thunder Dragon, is not commonplace. This is a country where it is illegal to buy cigarettes, where rice is red and Chile are not just a condiment, but the whole dish. It is also a devoutly Buddhist country, where men wear a coat to work, where giant protective penises are painted on the walls of most houses, and where Gross National Happiness is deemed more important than Gross National Product. Tourism in Bhutan is also unique. Celebrity visitors must pay a minimum of U.S. $ 200 per day, which is one of the world’s most expensive countries to visit, but this rate is all inclusive, does not travel in a group and you can arrange your own itinerary. What you will not find in Bhutan is backpacker style independent travel. This is Nepal for the jet in September
First are the locations of the first Buddhist cultural center of Bumthang dzongkhag and the tranquil style of traditional Tibetan culture that sets aside Bhutan as the last remaining great Himalayan kingdom. Then there are the textiles, outrageous trekking and wildlife Phobjika impressive valley. Trashigang is an interesting and also useful to embark on a journey to eastern Bhutan.
It is also a country of surprises. This is not just a country of saints, hermits from another world. Bhutan is halfway between the ancient and modern world these days and find monks transcribing ancient Buddhist texts in computers and traditionally dressed nobles chat on their mobile phones.
If you visit Bhutan, which will become one of the few who have experienced the charm and magic of one of the most enigmatic of the world – the ‘last Shangri La’ – and you will be playing its part in efforts of this kingdom Medieval join the modern world, while firmly maintaining their cultural identity different and surprising. So why spend all the money to come here? Since most of all, Bhutan offers the chance to glimpse another way of living, an alternative vision of what is truly important in life.