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Photos of Bhutan

Bhutan, South Asia

The Kingdom of Bhutan is a small (less than 15,000 square miles) Himalayan country located between Tibet and India. The state of California is more than 10 times the size of Bhutan. The Bhutanese name for their country, Druk Yul, means "Land of the Thunder Dragon". The country is primarily Buddhist and the government is a constitutional monarchy. Until 1999, Bhutan was an absolute monarchy. Its system of government slowly evolved until 2005, when the king abdicated his throne to his son and announced the first general elections would be held in 2008.

Thimphu
(216 images)
Pictures of Thimphu
Thimphu Tsechu
(116 images)
Pictures of Thimphu Tsechu
Paro
(93 images)
Pictures of Paro
Taktshang Goemba (Tiger's Nest)
(41 images)
Pictures of Taktshang Goemba (Tiger's Nest)
Punakha
(95 images)
Pictures of Punakha
Bhutanese People
(46 images)
Pictures of Bhutanese People
Wangdue Phodrang
(34 images)
Pictures of Wangdue Phodrang
Phobjikha Valley
(49 images)
Pictures of Phobjikha Valley
Chimi Lhakhang
(11 images)
Pictures of Chimi Lhakhang
Dochu La Pass
(31 images)
Pictures of Dochu La Pass
The Iron Bridge Builder
(5 images)
Pictures of The Iron Bridge Builder
Misc
(9 images)
Pictures of Misc


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