Facts about Bhutan

  • Bhutan is the happiest country in Asia and stands eight in the world.
  • Bhutan is known for His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo (Dragon King) Jigme Singye Wangchuck’s concept of the “Gross National Happiness” to measure the nations wellbeing as an alternative to the Gross Domestic Product. The idea of GNH has inspired leaders around the world and organizations like UN has also adopted this concept.
  • Television was only introduced in Bhutan in the year 1999.
  • Bhutan’s ancient Buddhist culture and breathtaking scenery makes it a natural tourist attraction.
  • Tourism is restricted; visitors must travel as part of a pre-arranged package or guided tour. Backpackers and independent travellers are discouraged.