Facts About Hidden Kingdom Of Bhutan, Ministry Of Happiness And Free Medical Care

October 14, 2019

The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan located in Southeast Asia and is like no other nation of the world. Until recently, it remained tucked away in total isolation from the rest of the world. That segregation helped to preserve its deep Buddhist traditions and lifestyle.

Interesting facts about Bhutan

Here are a few facts you may find interesting about this mysterious Kingdom in the Himalayas:

1.Tourism In Bhutan Is Tightly Regulated And People Are Not Allowed To Marry A Foreigner

Only licensed tour operators can operate in the nation and most foreigners must be accompanied by a licensed guide while visiting the country.

2.There Are No Traffic Signals In Bhutan

Although there are only about 75,000 cars in the country for the total population, the country’s first and sole traffic signal was recently installed in Thimpu, the nation’s capital city. However, it lasted only for 24 hours as public protests against its installation led to its quick removal.

3. Ministry Of Happiness

The philosophy of Gross National Happiness or GNH guides the Bhutanese government. It is an index that measures the well-being and happiness of the country’s citizens.

4. Television And Internet Free People

Bhutan is one of the last countries in the world to introduce television to its people. The government lifted a ban on TV—and on the Internet—only 11 years ago.

5. They Never Forget Anyone's Birthday

All citizens officially become one year older on New Year’s Day. This way, no one forgets anyone’s birthday!

6. Education and Healthcare is Free For All Citizens

7. Marriage Laws are Unique

Man moves into the house of his wife after marriage but still has right to marry other women. Polygamy is allowed in Bhutan.

Granted, we haven't covered all the interesting facts about Bhutan, but at least we hope this has helped you see the nation in a very different light.

There is an unending list of reasons why you should pack your bags to visit this beautiful yet unexplored country! Don’t wait! Make your plans and head to Bhutan, the last Shangri-La of the World.