“Bhutan is no ordinary place. It is the last great Himalayan kingdom, shrouded in mystery and magic, where a traditional Buddhist culture carefully embraces global developments.” – Lonely Planet
Bhutanese society is free of class or a caste system and we are a fun-loving people fond of song and dance, friendly contests of archery, basketball, and football. We enjoy weddings, religious holidays and other events as the perfect opportunities to gather with friends and family.
While Bhutan is largely Buddhist, the Bhutanese constitution guarantees freedom of religion and citizens are free to practice any form of worship so long as it does not impinge on the rights of others. Christianity, Hinduism and Islam are also present in the country.
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Bhutanese people love eating and unlike other places, chilies are considered the main vegetable! Rice forms the main body of most Bhutanese meals. Pork, beef, and chicken are the meats that are eaten most often.
The Bhutanese pride themselves on a sustainable approach to development in line with the philosophy of Gross National Happiness (GNH).
An essential part of Bhutan’s cultural heritage are the 13 traditional arts and crafts (zorig chusum) that have been practiced from time immemorial.