Reality hits charming Bhutan

A land of pristine natural beauty and spectacular scenery, Bhutan is a dream tourist destination.

Visitors from far and wide marvel at its lush green mountains and silvery snow peaks together with the centuries-old fortresses and monasteries dotted across this Himalayan nation.

The citizens of Bhutan are regarded as being among the happiest in the world.

The country measures the quality of life of its people by their happiness, widely known as Gross National Happiness (GNH), rather than by its Gross National Product (GNP), striking a balance between the spiritual and material.

Bhutan remained relatively isolated until the 1970s.

Although the internet and television were allowed into the country only in 1999, the Bhutanese, particularly the youth, seem to have taken to such modernisations with ease.

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