Bhutan

Bhutan

Capital - Thimphu
Population - 2,376,000
Area - 47,000 km²
Density - 50.55 / km²
Currency - BTN
Official language – Dzongkha
Bhutan is located in South Asia, at the eastern Himalayas, between India and China. The country is famous for its remoteness, its spectacular mountain terrain, varied flora and fauna and its unique ancient Buddhist monasteries. Only in 1974 the Governament of Bhutan opened the country to foreigners. Until then, the country was isolated and nobody could visit it. Even today the Governament allows only a limited number of discerning travelers in order to preserve its fragile environment and culture in its magical purity. The country has four regions that are open to visitors. The main attractions in Eastern Bhutan are t he Ancestral Home of the Kings – Lhuentse, the Bastion of the Zhongarps – Mongar, the gate way to Eastern Bhutan - Samdrup Jongkhar. In Western Bhutan you can visit the capital - Thimphu, the ethereal ancient capital - Punakha, the valley of unsurpassing beauty - Paro. Central Bhutan is famous for the spiritual heartland of Bhutan – Bumthang, the sacred site Tang Mebar Tsho and the dividing range Trongsa. In Southern Bhutan you may go to Sarpang and Zhemgang where you can see a mixture of almost every ethnic group in Bhutan.