About Bhutan

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About Bhutan

 

The land of compassion, love and peace, is slightly larger than Switzerland with an area of 47,000 square kilometres. Geographically it is sandwiched between the two giant and most populated countries in the world (India in the south and China in the north). Although very little in size and population, Bhutan has enjoyed peace and harmony throughout its history. It has never been colonialised or taken-in by forced leadership.

Bhutan the so-called Asian Switzerland, is very rich in bio-diversity, in culture and tradition. It is the only country in the world which measures its state by people's well-being and not by ``Gross National Product ‘’, no, by ``Gross National Happiness’’, an unique ideal of modernisation propounded by the fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuk.

The four main pillars of gross national happiness are; the economic growth and development, preservation and promotion of cultural heritage, preservation and sustainable use of the environment, and the good governance.

Bhutan is the only country in the world where the King looks after the well-being of his people. In the year 2006 Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuk made historical changes in the Bhutanese political system. He gave everything to his people and introduced the constitutional democratic monarchy in the country against the will of Bhutanese people. At the same time enthroned His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk as the 5th King of Bhutan.

Where else in the world could something like this happen?

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