Fourth and Fith kings of BhutanBhutan’s former King Jigme Singye Wangchuck (right side in the photo), who has opened Bhutan to the age of modernization, soon after the demise of his father, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk was the brainchild of the term “Gross National Happiness”. Gross National Happiness measures quality of life by trying to
Southern Bhutan has a hot, humid sub-tropical climate that is fairly unchanging throughout the year. The temperatures can vary between 15-30 degrees Celsius. In the Central parts of the country the climate cools a bit, changing to temperate and deciduous forests with warm summers and cool, dry winters. Weather in Bhutan depends upon the altitude.
Despite its size, the country is an interesting mosaic of various ethnicities without having an indigenous group. It is a nation of immigrants and a multi-religious, multi-cultural and multi-linguistic society. There are three main ethnic groups: the dominant political group the Ngalops in the west, the Sharchops in the east and the southern Bhutanese of
The recorded history dates as far back as the 6th century A.D., while the real historical period started with the introduction of Buddhism from 7th century A.D. Since then, Buddhism has largely shaped the history of Bhutan and the way of life of its people. But it was not until the visit of Guru Rimpochey