A tiny country nestled deep within the high Himalayas, the “land of the Thunder Dragon” is one of the most stunning найти работу в ростове countries in Asia. Mysterious Bhutan is a land where magic and myths are a part of history where there are more monks than soldiers, and where happiness output is measured and considered more important than GDP. A Bhutan tour requires a little more planning and preparation than when visiting most parts of the globe, but it is certainly worth it.The iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery, looming ominously over the edge of a 3120m high cliff is Bhutan’s most iconic site. Though altitudes make the hike feel a little challenging, the rewarding feeling when you finally reach the Tiger’s Nest Monastery complex and look out to Paro valley below more than make up for it. Bhutan is also home to The Snowman Trek – one of the most difficult yet beautiful trails in the entire Himalayan region. Adventure travelers will revel in the opportunity to participate in the Snowman hike and to trek along the Bhutan-Tibet border, over 13 mountain passes and incredible alpine scenery.
Bhutan is unlike the average tourist place… the first word that comes to my mind when I think about it is ‘understated’ and the second word is ‘magic’. The land locked nation of monarchy, monasteries, cultural pride, fiercely guarded values, kings and deities and demons will appeal to you if you like quite naturally beautiful places and want to explore cities and towns with a glorious past.
Bhutan shares its borders with Tibet (on north & east) and India (bordering west, south and partly east). It’s located on the southeast slope of Himalayas with an average altitude of about 2,400m. Thimphu is the capital and Paro is the only place having a commercial airport.
Bhutan follows constitutional Monarchy. The house of Wangchhuks have ruled the country since 1907. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (the thunder Dragon King) has been the monarch since December 2006 and his son Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck (born 5 February 2016) is slated to be the next King.
The Bhutanese genuinely adore their king who is said to be quite friendly and affable and you will find pictures of him with his wife and son everywhere ranging from clocks to calendars to currency notes.
The stunning Himalayan Vista and the ancient dzongs (fortress like structures that perform both administrative казино онлайн бесплатно автоматы and monastic functions) are just a widely publicized part of Bhutan… there are spectacular archery competitions, dance shows, formidable trekking trails and exotic flora and fauna. However, tourism is not obtrusively promoted in Bhutan and I had the impression that tourists are organically drawn to the country despite the whopping 250 USD per day that is charged from all foreigners (barring Indians and Bangladeshis).
You might have heard that the Bhutanese measure their success by GNH (Gross National Happiness Index) and not GDP. Legally the country is committed to preserve 60% of its land to forests (it currently achieves 70%) which explains the freshness of the air here. Smoking in public places is banned and there is very strict traffic regulation. Bhutan is one of the few places on earth that absorbs more carbon than it emits. ‘Takin’ – a furry cross between a goat and the antelope is the national animal here and blue poppies are the national flower. Traffic rules are very strict and you cannot cross the road apart from designated Zebra crossing and cannot park your car apart from specific places.
Bhutan aims for low volume high value so if you are looking for dirt cheap backpacker style travel…you won’t find it here. However, you can find ways to economize.
Just in case you are not aware, Bhutanese currency and Indian currency are at par. Which means 1 Bhutanese Ngultrum (NU) equals 1.00 Indian Rupee and Indian money is accepted everywhere.