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  • Official Religion: The Vajrayana Buddhism.
  • Area: 38,394 square kilometers.
  • Capital: Thimphu.
  • Population: 797,000 Aprox.
  • Local time:(GMT+06:00)
  • National Language: Dzongkha.
  • National Animal: Takin.
  • National Flower: Blue Poppy.
  • National Bird: Raven.
  • National Tree:Cypress
  • National Dress: Gho for men and Kira for women.
  • National sport :Archery
  • National Day: December 17.
  • Politics: Constitutional Monarchy since 2008.
  • Forest area: 72%
  • District ( Dzongkhag): 20
  • National parks and wildlife sanctuaries in Bhutan : Jigme Dorji National Park, Royal Manas National Park, Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park, Phrumsengla National Park, Wangchuck Centennial National Park, Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary, Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary, Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary, Jomotshangkha Wildlife Sanctuary and Jigme Khesar Strict Nature Reserve.
  • Peak season: March, April, May, September, October and November.
  • Off season:  January, February, June, July, August, and December.
  • The currency of Bhutan is Ngultrum (Nu). The Ngultrum has same value as the Indian rupee. The Indian rupee is also accepted as legal tender. You can exchange travelers ‘cheques or cash at Paro Airport, Bank of Bhutan or Bhutan National Bank in Paro and Thimphu, also at some hotels, however they are limited to US. Dollar exchanges. The U.S. Dollar, Pound Sterling, Euro, Japanese Yen, Swiss Franc, Hong Kong Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Denish Kroner, Australlian Dollar and Singapore Dollar are accepted currencies. Tourists can pay by Visa or MasterCard at some hotels, handicrafts stores in Thimphu, Paro and Bumthang, also withdraw cash at limited ATMs in main town of Thimphu and Paro.
  • Dialing code: +975
  • Electricity in Bhutan is 220V. Primary Socket Types Euro, British and Indian
  • Internet is good in big towns like Thimphu, Paro, Trongsa and Bumthang. There are many internet cafe in big towns. If you use smart phone, can get Bhutanese SIM card from Bhutan Telecom or Tashi Cell for 3G and 4G. Almost tourist hotels have wifi but it is limited to the lobby, restaurant and rooms.
  • Tobacco is banned to sell and buy in Bhutan. Smoking is also prohibited in public places.
  • The most popular festivals in Bhutan: Thimphu Festival, Paro Festival, Punakha Festival, and Bumthang Jamba Lhakhang Drup Festival.
  • Just a few exceptions, Bhutan opened with the outsider recently. The first tourists visited Bhutan in 1974. Trekking started in western Bhutan in 1978 and central Bhutan in 1982.
  • Radio broadcasting began in 1973 .The first introduction of television into Bhutan in 1998. In 1999 internet and television services were launched. Bhutan Telecom launched the first mobile communication service in 2003.
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