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19 interesting facts about Bhutan

1. Bhutan legalized television broadcasting only in 1999. It was the last country in the world to do so. 2. Thimphu is the only capital in the world where traffic lights are non-existent. A single set had been installed previously, but the residents protested against it so much that not long after, the lights were taken down and the good old traffic police officer...


Bhutanese Cuisine

Ema datshi Chilies are a regular ingredient in many dishes in Bhutan, so it’s not surprising that the national food, ema datshi, involves a heavy dose of chilies. Ema datshi is a curry made of chili and cheese – ema locally means chili, and datshi means cheese – and is eaten almost daily. It is very easy to prepare; cooking time usually takes just around ten minutes...

Go on a meditation tour

What to do in Bhutan

Try kayaking or rafting Rivers in Bhutan remain pristine, inviting paddlers to engage in a grand water adventure. And since the rivers are set against a backdrop of lush valleys and mountains, kayaking or rafting becomes not just a thrill ride but also a scenic nature exploration. The rivers have Class I to V difficulty levels, which means that paddlers of all sorts...

Trongsa Dzongkhag

Where to go in Bhutan

Thimphu Thimphu, the capital of the kingdom, is not as modern as the other world capitals by any measure. It is relaxed and strongly driven by tradition. One of its landmarks is the Tashichhodzong, a whitewashed complex where the throne room of the king is located. It is also the summer residence of the central monk body. Foreign visitors are allowed to enter the...


When to go to Bhutan

Bhutan experiences four seasons; autumn (late September to November) is the most favorable to travelers. The skies are clear around this season, so expect to have a full view of the mountains. Winter occurs from December to February. It is characterized by cool sunny days and cold nights. Daytime temperature can be about 16 to 18 °C (60.8 to 64.4 °F), while night...