Why Bhutan Is Different From The World.

Bhutan is the only country in the world having Buddhist official religion, traditional dress and architecture, measures growth national happiness, carbon negative, beautiful and no traffic light signal.

Beautiful Country

Bhutan is small country in the world located in the Himalayan ranges having magnificent landscape, majestic mountains with snow, green valleys and rivers. It has natural beauty, forest conservation and breath-taking views.  Bhutan has pleasant atmosphere through out the year. 

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Buddhist Country In The World

Bhutan is the only country in the world having Buddhist official religion.  As a result there are many monuments related to Buddhism like DZong, Monasteries, Chortens, Shrines and Stupas.  The colorful prayer flags, prayer wheels and red robed monk performing rituals shows that Bhutan has rich culture of Buddhism.

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Traditional Dress For Men And Women

Bhutan’s traditional dress is unique and compulsory for all men and women when they are at public place like school, office or in restaurant. The dress worn by men called Gho whereas by women called Kira. These dresses are made from cotton, wool or silk.  They are available in different colors.

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Traditional Architecture

It is compulsory to build all buildings with sloped roof, earthen walls, wooden work, small window and colorful door. There is also restriction on the height of the building. A Very high-level building is not allowed in Bhutan.   On the walls of building phallus are considered as sacred. Most of the building in Thimpu has no balcony on the road side.

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Measures Growth National Happiness

Bhutan is the only country in the world measures Gross national happiness – GNP against the world National Gross Domestic Product – GDP. The GNP is depends on social and economic development in health, education, and living standard. It is used for policy making in different sector of the country. As per the US census Bhutan has the highest level of “GNP” as compared to all country of the world.

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No Traffic Light Signal On The Road

Bhutan is the only country in the world that does not have light signal to control the traffic. Traffic is controlled by police  standing on the cross section of the road and directing by hand. Police has provided traditionally made round shaped booth having some height and cone shaped floor.

Carbon Negative Country

Bhutan is the only country in the world having carbon negative. This is achieved by covering more than 60 % of land remain under forest cover for all time. At present more than 80 % of land under forest cover.

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