Bhutan where the GNP is “happiness”.

Bhutan is not the easiest places to get to. Paro airport, where all international flights arrive, is one of only 3 C class airports in the world. These are airports where the pilot needs to be specially trained to both land and take off with only visual flight allowed and the planes specially adapted for these manoeuvres.
La Paz in Bolivia for its extreme elevation and Lukla in Nepal with its inclined runway on the side of a mountain are the other ones!
So after you’ve braved the flight there is a daily tax to pay of $250, this is not as bad as it seems as there is a lot included in the tax that no one seems to mention!

Interesting facts about Bhutan.

One of 43 landlocked countries in the world, Bhutan is about half the size of the state of Indiana.
Bhutan is known as the tiger kingdom but actually translates to “Edge of the Earth.”
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Bhutan is the first country in the world with specific constitutional obligations on its people to protect the environment.
Among its requirements: at least 60 percent of the nation must remain under forest cover at all times.
One-third of Bhutan’s population is under the age of 14; its median age is 23.4 years.
Thimpu is one of just two capital cities in Asia that does not have a single traffic light. The other is Pyongyang, North Korea.
Bhutan is the only nation in the world where the sale of tobacco is banned and is punishable by up to 2 years in jail for smoking in public.
At 24,840 feet, Gangkhar Puensum is the highest point in Bhutan – and the highest unclimbed mountain in the world.
Anyone found guilty of killing a highly endangered and culturally sacred black-necked crane could be sentenced to life in prison.
Bhutan is one of the last countries in the world to introduce television to its people. The government lifted a ban on TV – and on the Internet – only in 1999. MTV is banned in Bhutan.
A Bhutanese is not allowed to wear trouser while visiting government offices, and during official and religious functions.
All tour guides must wear traditional clothing.
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Here’s a bit about Bhutan

Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked state in South Asia located at the eastern end of the Himalayas.

It is bordered to the north by China and to the south, east and west by .the Republic of India. Further west, it is separated from Nepal by the Indian state of Sikkim, while further south it is separated from Bangladesh by the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal. Bhutan’s capital and largest city is Thimphu.Bhutan existed as a patchwork of minor warring fiefdoms until the early 17th century, when the lama and military leader Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, fleeing religious persecution in Tibet, unified the area and cultivated a distinct Bhutanese identity. Later, in the early 20th century, Bhutan came into contact with the British Empire and retained strong bilateral relations with India upon its independence. In 2006, based on a global survey, Business Week rated Bhutan the happiest country in Asia and the eighth-happiest in the world.

Bhutan’s landscape ranges from subtropical plains in the south to the sub-alpine Himalayan heights in the north, where some peaks exceed 7,000 metres (23,000 ft). Its total area was reported as approximately 46,500 km2 (18,000 sq mi) in 1997 and 38,394 square kilometres (14,824 sq mi) in 2002. Bhutan’s state religion is Vajrayana Buddhism and the population, now (as of 2012/2013) estimated to be nearly three-quarters of a million, is predominantly Buddhist. Hinduism is the second-largest religion.

Here’s a bit about Bhutan

Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked state in South Asia located at the eastern end of the Himalayas.

It is bordered to the north by China and to the south, east and west by .the Republic of India. Further west, it is separated from Nepal by the Indian state of Sikkim, while further south it is separated from Bangladesh by the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal. Bhutan’s capital and largest city is Thimphu.Bhutan existed as a patchwork of minor warring fiefdoms until the early 17th century, when the lama and military leader Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, fleeing religious persecution in Tibet, unified the area and cultivated a distinct Bhutanese identity. Later, in the early 20th century, Bhutan came into contact with the British Empire and retained strong bilateral relations with India upon its independence. In 2006, based on a global survey, Business Week rated Bhutan the happiest country in Asia and the eighth-happiest in the world.

Bhutan’s landscape ranges from subtropical plains in the south to the sub-alpine Himalayan heights in the north, where some peaks exceed 7,000 metres (23,000 ft). Its total area was reported as approximately 46,500 km2 (18,000 sq mi) in 1997 and 38,394 square kilometres (14,824 sq mi) in 2002. Bhutan’s state religion is Vajrayana Buddhism and the population, now (as of 2012/2013) estimated to be nearly three-quarters of a million, is predominantly Buddhist. Hinduism is the second-largest religion.

The number one scariest airport landing

Surrounded by the towering peaks of the Himalayas, Paro is one of the world’s most challenging airports for pilots. Indeed, only eight pilots in the world are currently certified to land here. Located in a deep valley, landing involves negotiating a series of mountains, rapid descents and then a steep bank to the left immediately before the much-longed for landing.