A Beginner’s Guide to Bhutan Travel around
The most important thing you need to know at the outset about Bhutan is that you cannot simply book a hotel online, and go there without a pre-planned itinerary. You must arrange in advance a set itinerary that includes hotels, meals, transportation and a tour guide. Most tourists plan to admire the scenery and the culture rather than figure out their trip on the fly. Because you undoubtedly do not speak Dzonka, this system is not such a bad thing because you will have a very rich experience.
Bhutan is a constitutional monarchy placed between India and Tibet with a population of only about 700,000 people. This is a land of boundless natural beauty with clean air and water. Although the kingdom observes centuries-old traditions it is, in many ways, one of the most libereral progressive of Earth’s countries. It is the only country to ban smoking tobacco products and also the last country to get television.
Bhutan’s culture has barely changed in ceturies, and the country’s government has gone to a lot of trouble to continue to keep it that way. Bhutan has never been colonied or occupied by another country. No tourists were allowd until 1974. Although Bhutan has newspapers, cellular telephones, the Internet, commercial airline flights,Bhutanese live much as they did a century ago. The country measures the progress of society in as “Gross National Happiness.
Because tourism numbers are somewhat limited by seats on flights and hotel rooms available, Bhutan is very unspoiled. This means that fortunate visitors like a truly real cultural experience, but also hotels with modern amenities. Seventy percent of the country is virgin forest, and you could expect spectacular scenery as you travel.
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