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Bhutan
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Bhutan

The legendary Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is a small country normally referred to as "The Land of the Thunder Dragon". This land enjoys a policy of happiness, a very unique concept developed when King Jigme Singye Wangchuck used this phrase in 1972 to demonstrate his commitment to tourism as a way of building an economy that would serve his country's culture and spiritual values.

A landscape of mountains peaks, temples, monasteries and a rich culture that has maintained old customs and traditions as a very important part of their everyday life is the main attraction for the very few visitors that Bhutan received every year.

Bhutan's great respect for its environment can be best appreciated from the words of His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck: "Throughout the centuries, the Bhutanese have treasured their natural environment and have looked upon it as the source of all life. The traditional reverence for nature has delivered us into the twentieth century with our environment still richly intact. We wish to continue living in harmony with nature and to pass on this rich heritage to our future generations."

Under Bhutanese 60% of the kingdom must remain covered by forest for all times to come. The current forest coverage is 72.5%

 

 

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