Bhutan Sightseeing Places

Bhutan Landmarks

Best time to travel to Bhutan The ideal time for trekking is between late September and late November, when the sky is usually clear and visibility is good. March to May is considered the second best trekking time in Bhutan. There are more clouds and rain, but the wild flowers are in full bloom and numerous birds can be observed. There is a chance of rain every season but avoid…

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Bhutan

Bhutan

Bhutan is a small kingdom in the Eastern Himalayas, between China (Tibet) in the north and west and India in the south and east. The country is very mountainous and rugged. Bhutan is one of the least developed countries in the world and is politically dependent on support from India. The country has been very isolated from the outside world for centuries, but in recent years has opened something up.…

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Geography of Bhutan

Geography of Bhutan

Bhutan is located on the southern slope of the Himalayas and is 300 km east-west and 170 km north-south. The northern part is a high alpine country dating from approx. 4000 masl and up to the peaks of the Himalayas at the edge of the Tibetan Plateau. The highest mountains are Kula Kangri (7554 masl) and Gangker Punsum (7550 masl). The central part of the country is divided by several…

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Bhutan’s Political System

Political System in Bhutan

Bhutan got its first written constitution in 2008, after the country, in a transition period from 1999, had moved from being an absolute monarchy towards a political system of more popular participation. The King established a constitutional commission in 2001, and it submitted a constitutional proposal in 2005. A revised proposal from 2007 was adopted and entered into force in the summer of 2008. According to the new constitution, Bhutan…

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History of Bhutan

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Bhutan’s history begins when the country was united into one kingdom in the 17th century. In 1907, the current dynasty, Wangchuk, came to the throne. Bhutan maintained a strict isolation for hundreds of years, but around 1960 King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk initiated a reform policy with a cautious opening outward. In 1998, a democratization process started. The king then gave up his almost absolute power and resigned from the post…

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Economy and Business in Bhutan

Economy in Bhutan

Bhutan’s economy is small and underdeveloped, but the country has large natural resources in the form of hydropower, forests and minerals. Since the 1990s, Bhutan has enjoyed steady economic growth. The most important industries are hydropower, agriculture and forestry, which employ more than half of the population. The country’s large mountainous areas make it difficult and expensive to build roads and other infrastructure. The large variations in climate and vegetation…

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