DESTINATION/ Bhutan – The Land of the Thunder Dragon

Centuries old monasteries, remarkable sceneries, fascinating towns – Bhutan is a land offering outstanding experience for any traveler.


Bhutan’s Tourism Industry Dynamically Growing

Samuel Dorsi

Bhutan is a landlocked country situated in South Asia, just north of India, and south of China. The beautiful country has a total area of 47,000 sq km. The capital city of Bhutan is Thimpu, which is centrally located near the country's western border with India. Bhutan's current travel status comes as no surprise given that this tiny kingdom was zealously guarded from the world for centuries. The doors to this mythical and beautiful Buddhist kingdom were opened just three decades ago, and trave...

9 Incredible Tourist Attractions in Amazing Bhutan

Gary Diskin

Bhutan is characterized by a lively and orthodox culture. Visitors to this magical land that is nestled in the Himalayas will find that it is completely surrounded by mountains, some dotted with evergreen trees while others remain barren. In addition, as you journey from one Bhutanese town to another, you will encounter numerous streams and waterfalls that are inundated with azure-blue waters. Other sights you are likely to enjoy as you traverse the land of the last Shangri-La include dzongs (f...

Paro – The Land of Shangri-la

Pat Hyland

The Kingdom of Bhutan – the Land of the Thunder Dragon – is regarded as one of the last Shangri-La's in the Eastern Himalayans because of its remoteness, spectacular terrain of rolling hills and towering crags, varied flora and fauna and its unique Buddhist culture all exuding immense charm. Like timeless images from the past, the traveler encounters the full glory of this ancient land through its sacred dzongs (fortress monasteries), ancient stupas, prayer flags along mountain ridges, wild ...

Thimpu: Traditional Medicine and Bazaars

Cecilia Garland

Thimpu also spelled Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan. It is located towards the western central part of the country. The city attained the capital status in 1961 and by 2005 there were 79,185 people living in it. It is spread along the western bank of the surrounding valley which was formed by the Wang Chuu River. Unlike most capital cities it is not served by an airport but heavily relies on the Paro airport which is connected to a major road. Top travel sites include: The Memorial Cho...