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About Bhutan
Capital city: Paro

While it is easy to miss on a map between its huge neighbours China and India, Bhutan is a truly fascinating country with a mysterious charm which a growing number of tourists are keen to experience every year. Located on the eastern edge of the Himalayas, this Buddhist kingdom only opened its borders to visitors in 1974 after years of apparent concern regarding the impact that tourism may have on its closely guarded ancient ways and proud traditions. While modern Bhutan is more than happy to welcome those looking to explore its beautiful national parks and wild terrain, it does maintain a policy known as “High Value, Low Impact” tourism. This means the country only seeks to attract people who will respect and explore its culture and the environment. With such issues in mind, Bhutan is undoubtedly a place which piques curiosity among travellers keen to enjoy life in an area largely untouched by the outside world.

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DID YOU KNOW?
Radio broadcasting began in Bhutan in the 1970s, with TV only being allowed in the country from 1999.

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