The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan boasts of quietude and a pristine landscape that remain its biggest tourist attractions.
The stately Changlimithang Stadium and Archery Ground of Thimphu was built on the site of a crucial battle in 1885, which established the supremacy of Ugyen Wangchuk, the first King of unified Bhutan.
Paro Taktsang: This picturesque monastery was first built in 1692 on a cliff where Guru Padmasambhava (aka Guru Rinpoche) arrived riding a tigress?s back. Rinpoche is said to have brought Buddhism to Bhutan in the 8th century.
Picturesque Parliament: The Bhutanese parliament, Gyelyong Tshokhang, is made up of King of Bhutan, the National Council and the National Assembly, the upper and lower houses respectively.
The W Factor: As per Bhutan?s latest Gross National Happiness survey, the women may not be as happy as men. However, they fare much better than Bangladesh, India and Pakistan on Gender Inequality Index.