The Kingdom of Bhutan

Gross National Happiness - The country is well-known for ranking its prosperity by GNH (Gross National Happiness) rather than GDP.

Value of nature - The country's constitution mandates that at least 60% of the region remain covered in forest.

Buddhism - Regardless of personal belief and faith, it's hard not to appreciate the beauty and tranquility of Buddhism while in Bhutan.

Traveling -  Tourists must pay an all-inclusive daily fee to visit the country, but travelers get their money's worth and also get the chance to travel responsibly.

Language - Many languages are spoken in the country, but the official language is Dzongkha.

Size - Bhutan is a relatively small nation with a total area of 38,394 sq km. Switzerland is only slightly bigger, in comparison.

Festivals - Bhutan does not lack for colorful and lively festivals. Celebrations typically honor Bhutanese culture, sports, and religion.

Treks - The country's location next to the Himalayas provides the opportunity for exhilarating treks and hikes.

Traditional arts and crafts - There are 13 traditional arts and crafts rooted in Buddhism that are an integral part of Bhutanese culture.

Hospitality - Bhutanese culture places a huge emphasis on hospitality and reciprocity.

Weather - The country provides the opportunity to experience many different climactic conditions and seasons depending on the time of year and region you visit. 

Chili love - Traditional Bhutanese food has a heavy focus on chilies. Seasoning tends to be hot and spicy and the national dish is ema datshi, made with chilies and cheese.

National sport - You'll want to try out the national sport, dha—archery. Bhutan is home to some of the world's best archers.

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