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Travel to Bhutan

Bhutan's Information

Flag of Bhutan
Land Area 38,394 km2
Total Area 38,394km2 (#133)
Population 750,125 (#164)
Population Density 19.54/km2
Government Type Constitutional Monarchy
GDP (PPP) $6.43 Billion
GDP Per Capita $8,100
Currency Ngultrum (BTN)
More Information Bhutan
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ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)
Bhutan, or Druk Yul with its scenic landscapes and historic buildings is considered the last Shangri-La by many travelers.

Thimphu, the capital city, sits on a hillside adjacent to the river with the same name. Within its boundaries, the Trashi Chhoe Dzong fortress and the Memorial Chorten monument are priorities for visiting.

Add the city of Paro to the list, where the Taktsang (or Tiger's Nest) is located, along with some of Bhutan's oldest temples and monasteries. In Bumthang, there are numerous dzongs, temples and palaces.

Important points-of-interest include the Black Mountain National Park; Satkeng Wildlife Sanctuary; cascading waterfalls in East Bhutan, and the Bumthang Valley.

Note: All tourists (group or individual) must travel on a pre-planned, prepaid, guided tour or custom-designed travel program. Independent travel is not permitted in Bhutan.

CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAUS:

GENERAL INTEREST:
  • Calling Code: 975
  • Electricity: 230V, 50Hz
  • Drive on the: Left
  • Times to Travel: October and November in Bhutan are the best times for major festivals and good weather. Trekking in the mountains is also ideal during this period as the skies are clear and the mountain peaks are mostly visible.

    The monsoon season runs from June to August

    Early March to May is the second favored time as the wild flowers are blooming and bird watching is at its best.

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PASSPORTS - TRAVEL VISAS - WARNINGS:
  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirements. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!
  • Bhutan Travel Advice and Warnings
This page was last updated on November 22, 2017.

Bhutan Trivia

What Kind of Government Does Bhutan Have?

Since 18 July 2008, the Government of Bhutan has been a constitutional monarchy with the King being the Head of State and the Prime Minister heads the executive branch of the government.

What Type Of Government Does Bhutan Have?

What is the biggest city in Bhutan?

Thimpu is the Kingdom of Bhutan’s largest and capital city. Around 115,000 people live in the city.

Biggest Cities And Towns In Bhutan

What Languages are Spoken in Bhutan?

The Sino-Tibetan language of Dzongkha serves as the mother tongue of the Bhutanese people residing in eight western districts of the country. The language is used in government administration and as the medium of instruction in Bhutan’s schools. The language uses the Tibetan alphabet for writing.

Which Languages Are Spoken in Bhutan?

What are the Ecological Regions of Bhutan?

The ecological regions in Bhutan are divided into six Biomes including tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests, tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands.

Ecological Regions Of Bhutan

Who Was the First Prime Minister of Bhutan?

Jigme Thinley was the first prime minister of Bhutan, holding office between 1998 and 1999.

Prime Ministers of Bhutan

What is the Largest National Park in Bhutan?

The Wangchuck Centennial Park is Bhutan’s largest national park and encompasses an area of 4,914 square km. Tibet lies to the north of the park while the tributaries of the Wong Chhu border it in the west. The Wangchuck Centennial Park was established on December 12, 2008, in the honor of the Wangchuck dynasty of the country. Several middle-Himalayan ecoregions ranging from blue pine forests at lower altitudes to alpine meadows at higher altitudes are found here.

The 10 Spectacular National Parks, Sanctuaries, And Nature Reserves Of Bhutan

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