Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon

Posted by on May 27, 2013 in Asia, Bhutan, Play-by-plays, Summaries | 0 comments

Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon

Bhutan, a tiny Himalayan country nestled between India and China, has spent centuries closed off from the world.  Only in the middle of the 20th century did its king finally open the boundaries up to foreigners and from then on, the country has been on a modernization “streak”. It allowed television and Internet in 1999 (yup, rampant modernization). Despite the changes, Bhutan prizes its focus on GNH, or Gross National Happiness, the only country to do so. It values economic and physical wellness along with environmental wellness, preservation of traditions, and political...

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