Bhutan’s early history is steeped in mythology and remains obscure. It may have been inhabited as early as 2000 BC. In the 12th century, the Drukpa Kagyupa school was established and remains the dominant form of Buddhism in Bhutan today. Bhutan is one of only a few countries which have been independent throughout their history, never conquered, occupied, or governed by an outside power (notwithstanding occasional nominal tributary status).
Bhutan pristine environment, with high rugged mountains and deep valleys, offers ecosystems that are both rich and diverse. It also recognize that tourism, in affording the opportunity to travel, can help in promoting understanding among peoples and building closer ties of friendship based on appreciation and respect for different cultures and lifestyles.
Kuensel, Bhutan Times and Bhutan Observer are the local newspaper published in English. We have local cable distributors which have wide range of channels/news channels for news and entertainment.
Geographically, Bhutan is a land of dramatic contrast. From the near tropical southern border with India, steep slopes climb to snow-capped heights of over 24,750 feet / 7,500m at the northern border with Tibet. Consequently, temperatures vary greatly between day and night and at different altitudes, so layered clothing for changing conditions, is recommended. Spring and autumn are very pleasant with warm days and cool nights.