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Nestled between India & China, an amazing Buddhist kingdom focussed on national happiness

Bhutan: the Kingdom of Happiness

We discover what it is about Bhutan that brings contentment to its people and to those who make the pilgrimage to this mystical land.

<strong>Laya Valley: </strong>Given the policy of encouraging high-end tourism, a number of luxury travel brands have adopted unique ways to experience the country. COMO Resorts, for instance, offers flights with the Royal Bhutan Helicopter Service, allowing travelers to reach incredibly remote areas that would otherwise take more than a week hiking -- each way.<br />At 13,000 feet, the Laya Valley is one such destination, nestled in a truly jaw-dropping landscape of snow-cappe

Bhutan: Asia's secret sanctuary

The Kingdom of Bhutan is one of the least-visited countries in Asia -- but it& also among the most beautiful.

<strong>Tiger's Nest: </strong>The country's single most iconic destination is the Tiger's Nest monastery, a 30-minute drive from the country's second largest city of Paro. <br />To reach it, the only way up and down is a grueling two-hour hike, but the experience and views are worth every painful step. It is Bhutan's holiest site and every citizen is expected to make the pilgrimage there at least once in their lifetime.

Bhutan: Asia's secret sanctuary

<strong>Tiger's Nest: </strong>The country's single most iconic destination is the Tiger's Nest monastery, a 30-minute drive from the country's second largest city of Paro. <br />To reach it, the only way up and down is a grueling two-hour hike, but the experience and views are worth every painful step. It is Bhutan's holiest site and every citizen is expected to make the pilgrimage there at least once in their lifetime.

<strong>The dancing policeman of Thimphu:</strong> Bhutan's first paved road was built in 1962 at a time when the country only had one stop light, in the capital Thimphu. The stop light was only in place for a day before being taken down and replaced by someone who is an attraction in his own right -- the dancing policeman of Thimphu.<br />Resplendent in a spotless uniform of blue overcoat, white gloves and peaked cap bearing the colors of the country's flag, the street

Bhutan: Asia's secret sanctuary

<strong>The dancing policeman of Thimphu:</strong> Bhutan's first paved road was built in 1962 at a time when the country only had one stop light, in the capital Thimphu. The stop light was only in place for a day before being taken down and replaced by someone who is an attraction in his own right -- the dancing policeman of Thimphu.<br />Resplendent in a spotless uniform of blue overcoat, white gloves and peaked cap bearing the colors of the country's flag, the street

<strong>Paro Airport: </strong>Bhutan has just one airport. Only a handful of pilots are licensed to fly the hair-raising manual approach through the mountains.

Bhutan: Asia's secret sanctuary

<strong>Paro Airport: </strong>Bhutan has just one airport. Only a handful of pilots are licensed to fly the hair-raising manual approach through the mountains.

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RED-ROBED monks walk the streets of Paro in Bhutan against a backdrop of whitewashed stone buildings.


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