Bhutan – Short Travel Video
Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a South Asian country, which is situated in the Eastern Himalayas, between China in the north and India in the south. The capital and largest city is Thimphu, holding close to 1/7th of the population.
A mountainous country, Bhutan is known locally as “Druk Yul” or “Land of the Thunder Dragon”, a name reflecting the cultural heritage of the country.
In the Bhutanese Himalayas, there are peaks higher than 7,000 metres (23,000 ft) above sea level. Gangkhar Puensum is Bhutan’s highest peak and is the highest unclimbed mountain in the world.
The subalpine Himalayan mountains in the north rise from the country’s lush subtropical plains in the south. The wildlife of Bhutan is notable for its diversity, including the Himalayan takin and golden langur.
The state religion of the country is Vajrayana Buddhism. Bhutan and neighbouring Tibet experienced the spread of Buddhism, which originated in the Indian subcontinent during the lifetime of Gautama Buddha.