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Bhutan Travel Guide

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Quick Facts
Capital Thimphu
Government Constitutional Monarchy; special treaty relationship with India
Currency Ngultrum (BTN)
Area total: 47,000 km2
water: 0 km2
land: 47,000 km2
Population 672,425 (2005 census)
Language Dzongkha (official), Bhotes speak various Tibetan dialects, Nepalese speak various Nepalese dialects
Religion Vajrayana Buddhist 75%, Indian and Nepalese-influenced Hinduism 25%
Electricity 220V/50Hz
Calling Code +975
Internet TLD .bt
Time Zone GMT +6

Bhutan is a small country in the Himalayas between the Tibet Autonomous Region of China and India.

Besides the stunning natural scenery, the enduring image of the country for most visitors is the strong sense of culture and tradition that binds the kingdom and clearly distinguishes it from its larger neighbors. Bhutan is the only Vajrayana Buddhist nation in the world, and the profound teachings of this tradition remain well preserved and exert a strong influence in all aspects of life. Due to its pristine environment and harmonious society, the tiny Kingdom of Bhutan has been called "The Last Shangrila."



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