Bhutan is not only carbon negative but also a place of breathtaking hilly terrains, valleys and waterways. The unique culture that Bhutan offers is a breath of refreshing fresh air in the fast-paced world of stress. If you’re staying in a Paro hotel like the well placed COMO Uma Paro you will get to catch plenty of glimpses of this lush landscape and have many enchanting encounters of its unique way of life.
Bhutan’s beloved King is fondly known as the Druk Gyalpo which translates roughly as the ‘Thunder Dragon’. He is the forceful personality behind the country’s wholesome way of life. The King and his family lead by example with their lifestyle that strives to be according to Buddhist principles of simplicity and compassion.
Bhutan is a landlocked country tucked away in the Eastern Himalayas bordering China and India, the two super powers of the region. The country’s biggest town and capital is called Thimphu and its commercial capital is Phuntsholing.
Gangkhar Puensum is the highest mountain in Bhutan and it is also considered one of the most difficult mountains to ascend. The diverse and lush landscape of Bhutan varies from subtropical to sub-alpine, making it one of the most interesting land areas in South Asia. The Himalayan Mountains that belong to Bhutan peaks over 7,000 meters and reaches up to the heavens.
Bhutan’s historical ties with Tibet and the world famous Silk Road makes for tales of mystery and fascination. In the bygone days, the country’s inhabitants were Fiefs, tribes of opposing warriors. Later, the combined efforts of ‘Lama’ and leader Ngawang Namgyal as well as the foremost Zhabdrung Rinpoche created the history of Bhutan with a true identity that is unique to the nation.
Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.