The Land of Cultural Shangri-La
Bhutan or 'Druk Yul' – the mythical Land of Peaceful Dragon is as much known for its dramatic landscapes and fabulous bio-diversity as for its rich and colorful cultural heritage. Bhutan is a traveler's paradise and an environmentalist’s dream. With a rare combination of harmony and accord amidst a landscape of incredible beauty, The location of Bhutan, nestled between Tibet, Nepal, and India, can assure you a fascinating cultural discovery, while the geography, in the mighty Himalayas, promises spectacular natural vistas. The tourism industry in Bhutan is founded on the principle of sustainability, meaning it must be environmentally friendly, socially and culturally acceptable and economically viable.
Bhutanese have treasured the natural environment and have looked upon it as the source of all life. More than 70 percent of the land of Bhutan is still under the forest cover. More than a quarter of the country has been preserved for national parks and sanctuaries. The country ranges from the dense forest of subtropical forest to the alpine shrubs.
Bhutan, full of magical legends, breathtaking scenery, unspoiled land, uniquely crafted architecture and probably the gentlest people on earth. If you do visit Bhutan, you will become one of the few who have experienced the charm and magic of one of the world’s most enigmatic countries and you’ll be playing your part in this medieval kingdom’s efforts to join the modern world, while steadfastly maintaining its distinct and amazing cultural identity.