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Itinerary #7: The Darters and Archers of Bhutan  
   

Itinerary #7: The Darters and Archers of Bhutan

I mistook a group of men playing darts as archers. Just as amazing. How refreshing to find these men enjoy themselves playing an ancient game. Who needs TV and DVDs?
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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