Bhutan By Tenzin Travels

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Bhutan

Remote Bhutan first allowed the world a peek inside in 1974. With four millennia of habitation, the Himalayan kingdom offers a trove of archaeological treasures, including many ornate temples and Dzongs fortresses. Isolation has preserved the heavily Buddhist-influenced culture of the last Shangri-La.

The country came to be known as Druk Yul or The Land of the Drukpas sometime in the 17th century. The name refers to the Drukpa sect of Buddhism that has been the dominant religion in the region since that period
Initially Bonism was the dominant religion in the region that would come to be known as Bhutan. Buddhism was introduced in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo and further strengthened by the arrival of Guru Rimpoche, a Buddhist Master that is widely considered to be the Second Buddha.

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National Animal: Takin
National Language: Dzongkha
National Bird: Raven
National Dress: Gho(Man), Kira(Women)
National Tree:Cypress
National Flower:Himalayan blue poppy
Religion:Vajrayana Buddhism