Nestled in the Eastern Himalayas between China and India, the small Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan opened itself to the outside world only in the 1960s. Hitherto, it had been largely mysterious, even to its neighbors, but abandoning its self-imposed policy of isolation had it grappling to find a precarious balance between modernization and the preservation of its culture and traditions.

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About BhutanSome information and tips about Bhutan

Did you know?
  1. One third of Bhutan’s population is under the age of 14.
  2. Bhutan is the only carbon free nation in the world.
  3. Bhutan has a mandatory national dress code. Men wear traditional, knee-length garments and women must wear ankle-length dresses. The colors give away someone’s social class and status.
  4. Black-necked cranes are so popular in Bhutan. Anyone found guilty of killing a highly endangered and culturally sacred black-necked crane could be sentenced to life in prison.
  5. In Bhutan, there are no traffic lights. However, the Bhutanese drive very slowly and cautiously, so traffic lights are not required.
  6. In a push to modernize, the King of Bhutan finally allowed television and internet access into the country in 1999.
  7. Bhutan is the only nation in the world where the sale of tobacco is banned.

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