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  MSN Encarta - Bhutan
Bhutan, monarchy in South Asia, in the eastern Himalayas, on the Indian subcontinent.
Bhutan’s main rivers, from west to east, are the Torsa, Raidak, Sankosh, and Manas.
Thimphu and Phuntsholing, in southwestern Bhutan near the Indian border, are the major urban centers.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761568123/article.html   (2643 words)

 Thimphu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thimphu (ཐིམ་ཕུ་) is the capital of Bhutan, and also the name of the surrounding valley and dzongkhag.
Tashichoedzong, the fortress monastery on the northern edge of the city, built in the 13th century, has been the seat of Bhutan's government since 1952.
Thimphu is the only national capital that does not have traffic lights.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Thimphu,_Bhutan   (324 words)

 Thimphu and Thimphu Festival, Bhutan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The takin is the national animal of Bhutan, and a handful of them survive in a small enclosure on the edge of the city.
This roundabout is the busiest intersection in the city of Thimphu.
Hundreds of monks in Trashi Chhoe dzong at the Thimphu Festival watch the Dance of the Stag and the Hounds - which represents the conversion of the hunter Gonpo Dorji to Buddhism by the saint Milarepa.
www.mykreeve.net /eastern_himalaya/bhutan/thimphu   (449 words)

 Bhutan tours, treks, expeditions in paro, thimphu, punakha, tongsa.
Western Bhutan is known for its stunning scenery with rice paddies and orchards cascading down magnificent mountains, the pristine rivers that flow through the main towns of Paro, Thimphu and Punakha, and unique two-story houses with brightly painted window designs.
Eastern Bhutan is known for its stunning hand-loomed textiles and the weavers are all masters of the supplementary weft-weave technique.
Eastern Bhutan is the least travelled area of the country and is where many of the kingdom's most ancient spiritual sights are found.
www.asia-planet.com /bhutan   (330 words)

 Travel Information for Tourists to Bhutan:Bhutannewsonline.com
Bhutan's climate ranges from tropical in the south, to temperate in the center of the country, to cold in the north...and like much of your adventure in the Himalayas it will be quite unpredictable.
Bhutan's changeable climate means you have to bring an assortment of clothes, including rain gear.
The living culture of Bhutan and eco-tourism are said to be the two main attractions at the moment.
www.bhutannewsonline.com /bhutan_travel_information.html   (3235 words)

 THIMPHU -CAPITAL OF BHUTAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Thimphu is modern in age only: new buildings are still based on traditional designs with elaborately painted trefoil-shaped windows and nailless wooden frames.
Among its sights are the Memorial Chorten (dedicated to the king’s late father Jigme Dorji Wangchuck) and the Tashicho Dzong a 350-year-old structure built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and refurbished in 1961 to house government departments and ministries.
Thimphu’s weekend market is the biggest in Bhutan and well worth a stop.
www.geocities.com /CollegePark/6708/documents/bhutan_thim.html   (268 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Fast forward into trouble
Three days later in Thimphu, Bhutan's sedate capital, where overindulgence in rice wine had been the only social vice, Dorje, a 37-year-old truck driver, bludgeoned his wife to death after she discovered he was addicted to heroin.
Bhutan's spiritual and cultural leaders were all agreed that TV could only increase the country's Gross National Happiness and help the people to pave the way to a modern, democratic nation.
But television is a portal, and in Bhutan it is systematically replacing one culture with another, skewing the notion of Gross National Happiness, persuading a nation of novice Buddhist consumers to become preoccupied with themselves, rather than searching for their self.
www.guardian.co.uk /weekend/story/0,3605,975769,00.html   (4599 words)

Mountainous Bhutan, half the size of Indiana, is situated on the southeast slope of the Himalayas, bordered on the north and east by Tibet and on the south and west and east by India.
Until the 1960s Bhutan was largely isolated from the rest of the world, and its people carried on a tranquil, traditional way of life, farming and trading, which had remained intact for centuries.
Bhutan: History - History Although its early history is vague, Bhutan seems to have existed as a political entity for...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107341.html   (853 words)

 Department of Tourism, Bhutan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Tourism in Bhutan was privatised by the Royal Government of Bhutan in 1991.
The tourism industry in Bhutan is founded on the principle of sustainability, meaning that tourism must be environmentally and ecologically friendly, socially and culturally acceptable and economically viable.
The Royal Government of Bhutan recognizes that tourism is a world-wide phenomenon and an important means of achieving socioeconomic development particularly for a developing country like Bhutan.
www.tourism.gov.bt   (295 words)

 Bhutan Travel Directory
Description: Bhutan Journey arrange exclusive trips in Bhutan for people from all around the world and all year round.
We are a travel company specializing in Bhutan cultural tours, easy to strenuous high Himalayan mountain trekking, rare bird-watching tours, colorful festival tours, exhilarating biking tours, and scenic nature day-hike tours.
It is the only travel agent in Bhutan, working fully for the socio-economic development of rural Yungtoed communities with a believe that the tourism in Bhutan should have the direct and wider benefits, especially to the rural communities
travelbhutan.tripod.com /directory.html   (480 words)

The main cities are Thimphu, the capital, and the Indo-Bhutanese border town of Phuentsholing with officially estimated populations of 31,000 and 25,000 inhabitants, respectively.
Bhutan is recorded in official statistics as one of the world's poorest countries, in terms of per capita income and by the 1995 Human Development Index (HDI), as 160th of 174 countries.
Bhutan visas are issued at the border entry point at Phuentsholing for a minimum period of 5 days, to be extended in Thimphu.
www.wfp.org /welcom/undp/brf_bhu.htm   (12570 words)

 Bhutan Country Guide - Overview - World Travel Guide Provided By Columbus Travel Publishing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Bhutan, located in the eastern Himalayas, borders China to the north and India to the south, east and west.
Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, lies at a height of over 2400m (8000ft) in a fertile valley.
The yearly religious Thimphu Festival is held in the courtyard directly in front of the National Assembly Hall.
www.travel-guide.com /data/btn/btn.asp   (203 words)

 USATODAY.com - It's Bhutan vs. Montserrat for all the marbles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Bhutan and Montserrat will meet Sunday to determine who ends up at the bottom of the world rankings — 202 and 203.
Bhutan, one of the most unspoiled Himalayan areas, is sandwiched between China and India.
Fields in Bhutan must be carved out of mountain slopes, while Montserrat's soccer officials had a tough time finding a safe playing field on the island.
www.usatoday.com /sports/soccer/cup2002/2002-06-28-lastplace.htm   (635 words)

 Welcome to UNDP Bhutan Website
In Bhutan, as elsewhere, the foundation of UNDP's work is to ensure that progress is based on people - on their needs, their efforts and their rights.
UNDP-Bhutan is pleased to provide access to selected reference material on Bhutan (studies, surveys, analyses) as part of its knowledge management services.
The Democracy Building in Bhutan material is designed to share some international experiences and lessons learned on issues such as electoral systems, political party systems and civic and voter education.
www.undp.org.bt   (272 words)

 Travel Forum - Thimphu, Bhutan
Thimphu, estimated population 45,000 (1997), is the capital of Bhutan.
Thimphu, the capital, lies in a beautiful, wooded valley, sprawling up a hillside on the bank of the Thimphu Chhu (river).
Thimphu is a cornucopia of Bhutanese culture, brimming with things to see and do.
www.ttgforum.com /printthread.php?t=661   (513 words)

 Physical Therapy Overseas: Thimphu, Bhutan Trip Report
The package specific for physical therapy in Bhutan from the HVO office included a good outline of the role of the physio and the various duties that were performed.
Sanga, the head physio, felt acute ICU was a topic not well known to the staff and so I did a two session workshop on basic ventilator settings and sterile suctioning technique.
HVO has arranged a great program in Bhutan and the impact of our work is seen immediately.
www.hvousa.org /trpop.cfm?TrPDID=46   (1529 words)

 Thimphu - Reviews and travel information - TripAdvisor
Being in Bhutan, gives you this feeling that you have really gone back in time....far from the maddening...
The mountains and temples of Bhutan are the highlights of this unique country.
The Royal Thimphu is a unique course, and it is frequented by Bhutan royalty.
www.tripadvisor.com /AllReviews-g293845-Thimphu.html   (541 words)

 Area Handbook Series/ Nepal (Nepal and Bhutan) / Bibliography
Preliminary NIS Gazetteer: India, I: Bhutan, French India, Jammu and Kashmir, Nepal, Portuguese India, and India A-J.
Bhutan: The Importance of the Forests for a Continuous Development of Human Ecology in High Mountain Conditions.
Thimphu: Department of Education, Royal Government of Bhutan, 1985.
www.country-data.com /frd/cs/nepal/np_bibl.html   (4256 words)

 Department of Tourism, Bhutan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
All visitors to Bhutan are required to book through a registered tour operator in Bhutan.
The tour operator in Bhutan handles visa applications, tour programme and all other ground arrangements for the visitor.
Other than Indian nationals, all visitors to Bhutan require a visa; all visas are issued from Thimphu; visas are only issued to tourists booked with a local licensed tour operator, directly or through a foreign travel agent.
www.tourism.gov.bt /tab03.html   (577 words)

 Bhutan Tours with Adventures Abroad
Bhutan's official name, 'Druk Yul', means the 'Land of the Thunder Dragon', which is officially portrayed on the country's flag.
Bhutan is perhaps the least modernised and most mysterious country in South Asia and remains very cautious in its contact with the outside world.
Until very recently, Punakha remained the winter capital of Bhutan (there is only one capital now, Thimphu), and it is still the winter headquarters of the Head Abbott (Je Khempo) and his monks who move here every winter.
www.adventures-abroad.com /travel/bhutan   (2081 words)

 FREE In-depth report - Arrival Of Buddhism - Bhutan
In A.D. 747, a Buddhist saint, Padmasambhava (known in Bhutan as Guru Rimpoche and sometimes referred to as the Second Buddha), came to Bhutan from India at the invitation of one of the numerous local kings.
At the same time, Tibetan Buddhist monks (lam in Dzongkha, Bhutan's official national language) had firmly rooted their religion and culture in Bhutan, and members of joint Tibetan-Mongol military expeditions settled in fertile valleys.
By the eleventh century, all of Bhutan was occupied by Tibetan-Mongol military forces.
www.exploitz.com /Bhutan-Arrival-Of-Buddhism-cg.php   (447 words)

 Bhutan Travel Service
As Managing Director of BTS it is my pleasure to invite you to the mystical realm of Bhutan.
Experience tells me that, as unique in its entirety as Bhutan is, visitors to the country derive greater satisfaction if attended to by their guides as well as by the company management.
If indeed you do accept my invitation to Bhutan, see you here.
www.bhutantravel.com.bt   (217 words)

 South Asian Media Net > BHUTAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Bhutan is hosting the meeting for the first time.
ASSAM: Bhutan today promised to extend all possible help to the Indian army in preventing free movement of northeastern insurgents along border areas.
THIMPHU: After waiting more than five months for the results of forensic and DNA tests the Thimphu district court this week sentenced two men to life imprisonment for the murder of the Bank of Bhutan’s security guard on February 21.
www.southasianmedia.net /News_today.cfm?category=FRONTEND&Country=BHUTAN   (550 words)

 Orthpaedic Overseas: Thimphu, Bhutan Trip Report
Orientation: This was our second trip to Bhutan so we were familiar with the rotation.
There is a great need for orthopaedic expertise in the country, and this group of assistants and techs will be very useful when they move out to cover clinics and hospitals outside of Thimphu.
The HVO program is having a definite positive effect on orthopedic care in Bhutan, and provides a rich cultural and clinical experience for the volunteers.
www.hvousa.org /trpop.cfm?TrPDID=26   (693 words)

 Bhutan: The Last Place on the Roof of the World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
See as much of Bhutan as you can in two weeks, but don't think this is just a go-as-fast-as-you-can trip.
The gigantic book BHUTAN: A Visual Odyssey Across the Last Himalayan Kingdom is a breathtaking photographic adventure across the legendary last Himalayan kingdom.
We have arranged for a special group to visit Bhutan and learn from the kingdom's art experts.
www.bootan.com   (356 words)

 AllRefer.com - Thimphu (Nepal And Bhutan Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
45,000), capital and largest city of Bhutan, W Bhutan, on the Wang Chu.
The Tashichoedzong, a fortress monastery dating from the 13th cent., has been the seat of Bhutan's government since 1952.
At the northern end of the valley where Thimphu is located are two important Buddhist monasteries, Tango (13th cent.) and Cheri (1619).
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/T/Thimphu.html   (182 words)

 Welcome to WWF Bhutan
On the eve of World Water Day, WWF warns that Asia's river dolphin populations are in severe decline due to polluted waters, dams and entanglement in fishing nets.
WWF and its collegues in the Eastern Himalayas are working to strengthen antipoaching measures, to stop illegal trade and to reduce consumption of tiger based medicines, and to create incentives so that tigers are worth more alive than dead to their human neighbors.
Since the establishment of a program office in Thimphu in 1992, WWF has worked closely with the Royal Government of Bhutan to develop an integrated and collaborative conservation program.
www.wwfbhutan.org.bt   (216 words)

 CIA - The World Factbook -- Bhutan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
In 1865, Britain and Bhutan signed the Treaty of Sinchulu, under which Bhutan would receive an annual subsidy in exchange for ceding some border land.
Two years later, a formal Indo-Bhutanese accord returned the areas of Bhutan annexed by the British, formalized the annual subsidies the country received, and defined India's responsibilities in defense and foreign relations.
Bhutan's hydropower potential and its attraction for tourists are key resources.
www.cia.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/bt.html   (1119 words)

 Alumni meeting Thimphu, Bhutan (25 April 2003)
Since February 2003 ITC is engaged in an Institutional Cooperation Program with the Department of Geology and Mines (DGM) of the Royal Government of Bhutan.
Core of this program is capacity building and institutional strengthening to cope with slope instability problems in the development of the infrastructure of this small Himalayan country between India and China (Tibet).
Engineering Geology and vice-rector of ITC from 1992 to 2000 and local ITC team leader in Thimphu, invited on 25th April the Bhutanese ITC alumni for an alumni meeting in the Yeedzin Guesthouse in the capital.
www.itc.nl /news_events/archive/alumni/0006.asp   (291 words)

 Centre for Bhutan Studies
The Centre for Bhutan Studies is an autonomous research institute dedicated towards promoting research and scholarship on Bhutan.
It is governed by the Council for the Centre of Bhutan Studies.
The Centre promotes scholarship on Bhutan through its publications, hosting conferences and seminars, organizing workshops and lecture series.
www.bhutanstudies.org.bt   (155 words)

 Thimphu, Bhutan - Travelers Digest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Bhutan Travel Bureau - agent and tour operator specializing in Bhutan.
Shangrila Bhutan - offering river rafting, bird watching, cycling tours, and more.
Sakten Tours and Treks in Bhutan - offering treks in the Eastern Himalayas.
www.travelersdigest.com /thimphu.htm   (100 words)

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