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8 edition of Facts about Bhutan found in the catalog.

Facts about Bhutan

Lily Wangchhuk

Facts about Bhutan

the land of the thunder dragon

by Lily Wangchhuk

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Published by Absolute Bhutan Books in Thimphu .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bhutan -- Description and travel

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 360-361) and index.

    StatementLily Wangchhuk.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS491.5+
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxvi, 388 p. :
    Number of Pages388
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23230722M
    ISBN 109993676004
    LC Control Number2009311458
    OCLC/WorldCa321047819

    There are ten thousand Buddhist monks and they are vitally involved in both the religious and social lives of the Buddhist population. Most of the population lacked access to safe drinking water, and, consequently, infectious gastrointestinal diseases were widespread. Looks like feminism isn't much of an issue here in Bhutan. Marriage, Family, and Kinship Marriage.

    In Dec. The government responded by tightening immigration and citizenship laws to reduce the flow of Nepalese into Bhutan. The government launched an effort to promote the cultural assimilation of the remaining Nepalese. Polygamy is, however, becoming non-existent in Bhutan with time.

    In other words, while the king retained his role as head of state, he relinquished his power as head of government to the Tshogdu. It is a landlocked Himalayan nation that has managed to preserve its sovereignty and strong cultural identity despite infiltration of foreign cultural forces especially with the advent of television and internet in The Inner Himalaya This is the largest physiographic region of Bhutan and lies among broad valleys and forested hillsides from 1,m to 3,m in elevation. Religion: The state religion is Buddhism and next comes Hinduism in terms of popularity.


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In the sixteenth century, the region came under Tibetan rule. Load Next Page. They met Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, presented him with firearms, gunpowder and a telescope, and offered him their services in the war against Tibet, but the Zhabdrung declined the offer. In the past, Bhutan was virtually crime-free.

Differences in elevation and the degree of exposure to moist southwest monsoon winds determine the prevailing vegetation, which ranges from dense forest on the rain-swept windward slopes to alpine vegetation at higher elevations.

Commercial Activities. Accordingly, they have restricted the level of tourist activity from the start, preferring higher-quality tourism. There remain, moreover, a number of illegitimate unregistered political parties, made up mostly of ethnic Nepalese, that operate from abroad.

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Incidentally, this zonation is more or less applicable to meteorological, ethnographical and geographical divisions of the country.

It governs many different sorts of behavior, including how to send and receive gifts, how to speak to those in authority, how to serve and eat food at public occasions, and how to dress. They take environmental conservation pretty seriously. Strong, gusty winds start blowing almost every day from noon to early evening.

According to the most recent government census, Bhutan's population consists of approximatelypeople. The largest percentage of the population lives in the central zone. Even people stop to greet each other in the middle of the way. The national flag is divided diagonally by two blocks of different colors with a white dragon across the middle.

The unicameral National Assembly established inknown as the Tsongdu, consists of one-hundred fifty members. The north-south ranges of the Lesser Himalayas constitute watersheds between the principal rivers of Bhutan.

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