Bhutan – Land of the ‘Thunder Dragon’

The Bhutanese lovingly call their country ’Druk Yul’ in Bhutan’s official language, Dzongkha. Bhutan is a small kingdom in the Himalayans, bordered by is large neighbours China from the north and India from the south. It ranges from the Indian lowlands with 200 m altitude to snow-covered mountains that are over 7500 m high. The […]

Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon, Land of Happiness

Bhutan, the last Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayas, is almost the same size as Switzerland. It is trapped  in between its huge neighbours, China and India. With about 750,000 inhabitants, Bhutan is sparsely populated and has retained much of its originality. Native Bhutanese call their country lovingly Druk Yul, Land of the Thunder Dragon, because […]