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FACTS ABOUT BHUTAN AND WHY BHUTAN IS SO UNIQUE

You have arrived at the ideal site if you're looking for interesting facts about Bhutan. Bhutan, the enigmatic nation tucked away in the Himalayas, is a little-known entity. The answer to the question "is Bhutan a country?" is yes, for those of you who don't know. I'll offer some mind-blowing Bhutanese facts in this post, as well as some interesting Bhutanese trivia that nobody ever tells you.



BHUTANESE LOVE AND RESPECT THEIR KING VERY MUCH

The Royal portrait of His Majesty is present in every Bhutanese residence. You will also find many Bhutanese proudly wearing badges that have the royal photo close to their heart. You can hear the undying love and utmost respect for their King in the farmers' voices when you start a casual conversation about their King with them in a village. Bhutanese people from all backgrounds adore their King.

His Highness The King of Bhutan



IT IS THE ONLY CARBON NEGATIVE COUNTRY IN THE WORLD

Bhutan has the distinction of being the only nation in the world to be carbon negative. The country must have at least 60% of its land covered by forests, according to the constitution. At the moment, forests cover over 70% of the nation. Unquestionably, the Kingdom is one of the greenest nations in the world. Greater greenhouse gas absorption occurs than emission. In terms of protecting the environment, they are undoubtedly an example to the rest of the globe.

bhutan is carbon negative country



BHUTAN BELIEVES IN GNH NOT IN GDP

Bhutan is the only nation in the world that measures national happiness formally. The index is known as GNH (Gross National Happiness). Bhutan aims to measure its population's pleasure rather than focusing on GDP. The World Happiness Report was published in 2012 after the UN adopted the concept in 2011. The annual report rates nations based on social, health, and environmental welbeing considerations rather than just economic ones using Gallup data.

You did read that correctly. Bhutan rejects the use of GDP as a measure of economic expansion and success. By introducing the concept of Gross National Happiness, it has added another metric. For the measurement of GNH, Bhutanese people use four pillars, or quantitative indicators, namely excellent governance, sustainable development, preservation and promotion of cultural values, and a healthy environment. What an wonderful facts about Bhutan it is.

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PEOPLE FEEL PROUD TO CARRY NATIONAL IDENTITY

Every day, you can witness Bhutanese people wearing their traditional attire. Women wear kira, whereas men wear the gho. Whether they are attending formal events, the market, religious services, or other activities. Even though wearing the national costume is only required when attending formal events, visiting government buildings, or entering the dzong (old fortress), many Bhutanese continue to proudly wear the kira or gho outside of formal occasions. In an era of globalisation, seeing these native Bhutanese men and women dressed in their colourful traditional attire is undoubtedly unique to the nation.

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FREE HEALTH, SERVICE AND EDUCATION

The government offers free health care and education to all Bhutanese, from basic school through university institutions. All Bhutanese citizens have access to contemporary education and health treatment in addition to monastic education and conventional medicine.



BHUTANESE CUISINE IS ALL ABOUT SPICE

The people of Bhutan adore anything spicy! Most dishes include chilli peppers as a popular component. Ema datshi, commonly known as chilli cheese stew, is the nation's well-known and adored cuisine. Here is a recipe for an easy-to-make delicious dinner. Butter tea is a local favourite beverage. Bhutanese produce wonderful butter tea, known as suja, unlike the tea you can find in other nations. It is typically consumed at all social gatherings along with food like roasted rice (zaw).

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BHUTAN HAS NO TRAFFIC LIGHTS

Bhutan does not have traffic lights. Bhutan's capital, Thimphu, is the only one in the world without a traffic light. The only "traffic light" you'll see is the traffic police controlling traffic in the town's centre. In Bhutan, you won't ever have to worry about getting caught in a traffic gridlock.



TAKIN - IS NATIONAL ANIMAL OF BHUTAN

Takin, an extraordinary uncommon and fascinating mammal, is found only in Bhutan. The Taking has an odd appearance and like a mix between a yak and a goat. Its long, shaggy coat is decorated with a dark stripe down the back, and it has a thick neck. They exude a pungent oil substance that covers their entire body. Because of its connections to Bhutanese religious history and mythology, the takin is the country of Bhutan's national animal.

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BHUTAN HAS ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS AIRPORTS

You may get heart palpitations when taking off for the Kingdom of Bhutan. Due to its reputation as one of the riskiest airports to land at and its status as the nation's main airport, Paro Airport. The airport's challenging terrain can only be flown over by trained pilots. Only flying during the day is feasible into the Kingdom due to the short runway and mountainous surroundings. Even though the airport is one of the trickiest places to land, for the majority of tourists, the flight is sure to be one of the most memorable because of the breathtaking view as they fly over it. If you wish to see the magnificent Himalayan range, choose a seat beside the window. Bhutan is a simple place to visit. There are direct Drukair flights from Singapore, Bangkok, India, Nepal and Bangladesh.

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