Bhutan is a small country in Asia, located in the Himalayas, bordering India and the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. its capital and largest city is Thimpu. Bhutan is the only Vajrayana Buddhist nation in the world and the world’s last remaining Buddhist Kingdom, using the philosophy of Gross National Happiness. Its highest peak is Gangkhar Puensum, which is also the highest unclimbed mountain in the world. Bhutan is the first nation in the world to ban smoking since 2010. It is a member of the United Nations, SAARC, BIMSTEC and the Non-Aligned Movement.
Bhutan is well known for its diversity in wildlife and its rich, unique cultural heritage. Worth a visit are Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdue, Jakar, Zhemgang, the Taktsang Monastery, the Kyichu Lhakhang Monastery, the Tashichho Dzong, the Semtokha Dzong, the Punakha Dzong, the Trongsa Dzong, the Jakar Dzong, the Lhuentse Dzong, the Simtokha Dzong, the Gasa Dzong, the Rinpung Dzong, the Gonggar Dzong, the Gyantse Dzong, the Shigatse Dzong, the Tashichho Dzong, the Kagyu-Dzong, the Lingzhi Yügyal Dzong, the Drukgyal Dzong, the Changchukha Dzong, the Tsechen Monastery and Dzong, the Shongar Dzong, the Singye Dzong, the Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park, the TrumshingLa National Park, the Royal Manas National Park, the Jigme Dorji National Park, the Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary.