The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan "known as the peaceful Dragon Country" is fast emerging from centuries of self imposed isolation. First opened it doors to tourists in 1974 in a very regulated manner upon the coronation of Butan's present king Jigme Singye Wangchuk. This mountain kingdom's is still perhaps the world's most exclusive destination. Due to the Dragon kingdom's far-sighted policy to preserve the country's pristine environment and it's traditional lifestyle of Bhutanese have been carefully avoided. This makes Bhutan a truly a unique destination. An unspoiled country with majestic virgin peaks, a unique cultural heritage preserved for many centuries, an architectural style like not others, a land full of warm hearted and friendly people.
Bhutan lies in a hidden corner if the eastern Himalayas sandwiched between Tibet (China) to the north, Sikkim to the west, Indian state of Assam & West Bengal to the south and Arunachal Pradesh to the east. The county within these borders form a giant staircases, from a narrow strip of land in the rising over 7000 meters.
Bhutan with its population of under a million people is spread over an area of 46,000 square kilometer, with varied climatic condition ranging from hot and humid southern foot hills to the temperate Himalayan mountains. The country's state religion is Mahayana Buddhism of introduction in the eight century by the Indian Saint Guru Padmasambaya, better know as Guru Rimpoche. Buddhism has shaped the nation's history and plays a vital role in the everyday life of the people, known for its ancient culture and unspoiled ecology. Bhutan's past is still its present and trantic Buddhism is still its present and trantic Buddhism is a way of life.