Pictures from Bhutan

Last updated Mar 29, 2022 | Published on Sep 26, 2015Bhutan, Photo Galleries, South and Southeast Asia

This is a collection of pictures from Bhutan, the result of a road trip in 2015 around parts of the country.

Find all Bhutan entries on this link. You will find this picture gallery page, a video and regular travelogues.

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Images from a visit to the Land of the Thunder Dragon. The mountain kingdom of Bhutan is very traditional and very proud of their past and present. The gallery contains images from different parts of the country.

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Fast facts about Bhutan

Want to learn more than just a look at pictures from Bhutan? Learn about the country on Wikipedia. Here is an introduction based on it.

Bhutan is a landlocked country in the Eastern Himalayas, located between China and India. Bhutan is known as “Druk Yul,” or “Land of the Thunder Dragon”. Nepal and Bangladesh are located near Bhutan but do not share a land border. The country has a population of over 754,000 and territory of 38,394 square kilometers which ranks 133rd in terms of land area and 160th in population. Bhutan is a constitutional monarchy with Vajrayana Buddhism as the state religion.

The subalpine Himalayan mountains in the north rise from the country’s lush subtropical plains in the south. In the Bhutanese Himalayas, there are peaks higher than 7,000 meters above sea level. Gangkhar Puensum is Bhutan’s highest peak and was until recently the highest unclimbed mountain in the world. The wildlife of Bhutan is notable for its diversity, including the Himalayan takin. The capital and largest city is Thimphu.

The 2008 Constitution establishes a parliamentary government with an elected National Assembly and a National Council. Bhutan is a founding member of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). In 2020, Bhutan ranked third in South Asia after Sri Lanka and the Maldives in the Human Development Index. Bhutan is also a member of the Climate Vulnerable Forum, the Non-Aligned Movement, BIMSTEC, the IMF, the World Bank, UNESCO and the World Health Organization (WHO). It ranked first in SAARC in economic freedom, ease of doing business, peace and also lack of corruption in 2016. Bhutan has one of the largest water reserves for hydropower in the world. Melting glaciers caused by climate change are a growing concern in Bhutan.

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