Bhutan Meat Recipes

Pork Fing Chili peppers are a favorite ingredient in Bhutanese cuisine. Here they add zest to a mellow pork and noodle combination. Ingredients 1 package [2 ounces, 55g] bean threads or cellophane noodles 1 medium onion [about 4 ounces, 110g] , peeled and quartered 1 medium tomato [about 5 ounces, 140g ],quartered 1 stick unsalted […]

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Bhutan Vegetarian Recipes

Ema Datshi Cucumbers With Onion And Cheeses Kewa Datshi Hapai Hantue Kamrupi Biriyani Ema Datshi Ah, what better way to start this page than with a recipe for ema datshi. Some say that if you have been to Bhutan but have not eaten ema datshi then you have not been to Bhutan. This dish is […]

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Bhutan Country Info

PRACTICALITIES The Royal Government of Bhutan has adopted a very cautious approach to the development of tourism in the kingdom in an effort to avoid the negative impacts of tourism on the culture and the environment. In 1997, the number of tourists who visited Bhutan reached 5,361. Visitors to Bhutan must either be guests of […]

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Bhutan People & Society

The Population The Bhutanese population of over 600,000 comprises of multi-ethnic and multi-lingual society. The extreme north east is a home to the Brokpas, the semi-nomads of the villages of Merak and Sakteng who thrive on rearing yaks and sheep. They speak Bro-kad, the language of the Brokpas. In summer they move to the pastures […]

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Bhutan Language

There are two main languages in Bhutan. Dzongkha is the national language of Bhutan spoken in most parts of Bhutan and Nepali is spoken by the people of southern Bhutan who are of Nepalese origin. Dzongkha, the official language of Bhutan, has been derived from the Tibetan language. It has some similarity to Tibetan in […]

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Bhutan Traditional Festivals

The festivals in Bhutan have reputations for being raucous, joyous affairs. The most popular for tourists are those held in Thimphu, Paro and Bumthang . They mark the busiest time of the year for the tourism industry. Airplane tickets and hotel rooms are frequently difficult to come by. The dzongs come to life with color, […]

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Bhutan Human Rights

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – 2007 Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor March 11, 2008 Bhutan is a hereditary monarchy with a population of approximately 700,000. In 2005 King Jigme Singye Wangchuck announced plans for a new constitution and in 2006 transferred power to his son, Crown Prince Jigme […]

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Bhutan Religion & Food Culture

Religion & Culture The State religion is Drukpa Kagyupa a branch of Mahayana Buddhism. It has been institutionalised in the Dratshang (Central Monk body), headed by the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot) who is chosen from among the most learned lamas and enjoys an equal rank with the King. Bhutan is the only country in the […]

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