Welcome To Bhutan
The Kingdom of Bhutan is a land of ancient culture and heritage. Nestled deep in the Himalayas, Bhutan is situated between India and China and it has a population of over 750,000 people. Traces of animism culture from the primeval era still exist thus mountains, secluded lakes and identified caves are revered and set off limits to human activity to preserve its sanctity. Himalayan Mountains have notonly guarded Bhutan from external threats but also blessed the valley with glacial fed rivers. The rivers have played a significant role is supporting the sustenance of a diverse ecology in Bhutan and for centuries people have relied on these river sources for agricultural activities.
Bhutan is predominantly a Buddhist country. The land is marked with secluded temples high up on the mountains, medieval fortresses (Dzongs) in the valley and the fluttering prayer flags are ubiquitous. The prayer flags are usually inscribed with religious texts and it is believed that the flags impart blessings carried by the wind permeating the entire valley.