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Itinerary #4: Buddha Point  
   

Itinerary #4: Buddha Point

Still in Thimpu. Tallest Buddha statue, which one sees miles away while zigzagging around mountains. The 'park' fronting the statue is still under construction when we visited.
BHUTAN: One Off My Bucket List

December 1st 2011
The Himalayas. Shangrila. Gross National Happiness. The Mystique of Tibetan Buddhism in Bhutan. Young and Newly-Married Monarch... A young King at 27. Prime Minister Thinley looking more like a Dalai Lama to me, speaking of a country's collective pursuit of HAPPINESS. Monasteries which also house state offices and serving as fortresses, called Dzongs. Church and State ruling unde ... read more
Asia » Bhutan » Paro

Bhutanese Flag 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. Under British influence, a monarchy was set up in 1907; three years later, a treaty was signed wher... ... read more
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