Bowled Over by Bhutan - 2007

C ONTENTS INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................................................... 3 COUNTRY FACTS .................................................................................................................................................... 4 RELIGION................................................................................................................................................................. 5 GOVERNMENT ........................................................................................................................................................ 6 ACCIDENTS.............................................................................................................................................................. 9 ARCHITECTURE..................................................................................................................................................... 19 ARCHERY - THE NATIONAL SPORT .................................................................................................................... 27 WHAT ELSE MAKES BHUTAN DIFFERENT?........................................................................................................ 29 INDIAN ROAD WORKERS .................................................................................................................................... 34 TOURISM............................................................................................................................................................... 38 THE NATIONAL UNIFORM................................................................................................................................... 39 EDUCATION .......................................................................................................................................................... 42 PERSONAL NAMES............................................................................................................................................... 43 WOMEN’S RIGHTS ................................................................................................................................................ 43 NATURAL RESOURCES......................................................................................................................................... 44 HIGHWAYS & BYWAYS......................................................................................................................................... 45 THE COUNTRYSIDE .............................................................................................................................................. 47 THE HIMALAYAS ................................................................................................................................................... 51 THE QUIET NATION ............................................................................................................................................. 53 THE WARM AND COURTEOUS PEOPLE ............................................................................................................ 54 IS BHUTAN MEETING ITS FOUR “HAPPINESS” GOALS? .................................................................................. 58 BANGKOK.............................................................................................................................................................. 62

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