Gross National Happiness Vision by His Majesty the King of Bhutan

Development path with values Since the 1970’s, Bhutan has pursued its own path undeterred for 4 decades following the GNH philosophy. In 2006, the father of the present King, passed on his power to his son, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, however, he proclaimed that Bhutan in the future should be managed by a […]

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The Divine Fertility Temple

One of Bhutan‘s best temples and also most unique temples is Chimi Lhakhang which is on top of a hillock, a few kilometers before Punakha. The temple is dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kunley, fondly known as ‘Divine Madman’ because of his non-conventional and ‘outrageous’ style of teaching. He was a social critic and openly challenged the hypocrisy of the […]

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Make your own stamp in Bhutan

One of the most interesting things that you can do in Bhutan, is to get your own personalised stamps at the Bhutan National Post Office in Thimphu. You can have your personal stamp from Bhutan printed here and sent home on a postcard. It’s a fun thing. The print quality is excellent. Costing about USD4 […]