The Bhutan flag was officially adopted in 1965.
The flag features the Thunder Dragon, the country's emblem.
Yellow symbolizes the authority of the king, white represents purity and loyalty, and orange is symbolic of the Drukpa monasteries.
The emblem of Bhutan contains a double diamond-thunderbolt (dorje) centered, representing the harmony between secular and religious power. Two dragons stand on on either side, with a lotus flower (symbolizing purity) resting on the bottom and a jewel on top (expressing sovereign power).