Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery

Guru Padmasambhava, popularly known as Guru Rinpoche visited and sanctified Bhutan in the 8th century when evil spirits abounded and harmed people. More »

Punakha Dzong

The Punakha Dzong, also known as Pungtang Dechen Photrang Dzong (meaning \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"the palace of great happiness or bliss\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\".It Lies Between two river Banks of PHOCHU(male river) and MOCHU(female river)... More »

Chele La Pass

Chele La Pass is Located at 3810m (13,000ft), between the valley of Paro and Haa is Chele La, the highest road pass in the country More »


Facts of Bhutan

Facts About Bhutan

Land Area: 38,394 sq km
Forest Area: 72.5%
Altitude: 240 metres to 7,541 metres above sea levelDzongkhags (Districts): 20
Dzongkhags (Districts): 20
Population 683,407
Capital and Largest City: Thimphu (without traffic lights
Natioanal Language: Dzongkha (official), English widely spoken
Major religions: Buddhism (official), Hinduism
Life expectancy: 66 years (men), 66 years (women)
Monetary unit/Currency: 1 ngultrum = 100 chetrum (at par with the Indian rupee)
Main exports: Electricity, timber, cement, agricultural products, handicrafts
Local time: Six hours of GMT
National tree: Cypress
National Bird Raven
National Flower Blue Poppy
National Sport Archery
National Animal Takin
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