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Bhutan…. The Land of Thunder Dragon!

BHUTAN The land of the Thunder Dragon. Behind the great natural barriers of the Himalayas lies the hidden Kingdom of Druk Yul, the land of the Thunder Dragon. Known to the world as Bhutan, the last of the Mahayana Buddhist Kingdoms, this remote, mystical country is still one of the most unspoilt places in the world. Wedged between India,China and Bangla Desh, the Kingdom covers approximately 46,000 square kilometers with an ecosystem ranging from sub-tropical to alpine. The population of a little over half a million and mostly live in small villages along the mountain slopes and valleys. For years it lay hidden from the occidental tourists, being a forbidden land for outsiders. Today, however, Bhutan welcomes the discerning traveler in search of a rare and singular experience. Opened to tourism in 1974 on the coronation of the present King, His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, Bhutan is one of the world’s most exclusive destinations. The spectacular landscapes are some of the most awe-inspiring to be found on earth. The grandeur of the mountain peaks, the terraced hills, the lush, green valleys, the dense forests filled with rare flowers and diverse wildlife, the fast flowing crystal clear rivers, the pure, clean air, the unique architecture, art and culture and above all the delightful people who make the soul smile.