Know more about Bhutan Adventure
Bhutan is a little nation with a culture and convention that has stayed confined from the current world for quite a while. The ways to this until now obscure culture have been opened up to the world just as of late.
Next to no is thought about the general population, their conventions and their way of life outside their nation. Some intriguing things that you ought to know while leaving on a Bhutan experience are as per the following.
Most joyful Country
Despite the rate of absence of education and neediness, the general population in Bhutan are the most joyful individuals amongallthe Asian countriesand hold the eighth rank around the world. Regular day to day existence saturated with Buddhism has empowered the general population to stay upbeat tucked away in their particular culture and custom.
Democratization of Country
In 1999, “Ruler Jigme SingyeWanchuk” felt that majority rules system is a superior choice than government for the advance of the nation and framed a constitution with the assistance of the general population in 2005. After the constitution had become effective, the King surrendered from his position of being the ruler of the nation in 2008.
The idea of Gross National Happiness was mooted by “King Jigme SingyeWanchuk” himself as an additional measure of national growth and progress that is defined by GNH. It is more “happy” than its neighbouring country India whose rank is 125th on the same scale. Even the French and the British are trying to incorporate the same measure in their measure of economic progress.
Traditional dress consisting of the Driglam Namzha is worn by the people when they go about their business in the daytime. Every person wears traditional dresses with pride and feels happy about it.
Identity in Isolation
The people of this country were always afraid of being conquered by Tibetan hordes. Later on, they avoided becoming a British colony. It led to isolation from the external world that strengthened their sense of a distinct identity even further.
Formation of Country
The country became one under the rule of “Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal”. He was a warlord from Tibet who had fled that country and formed his own kingdom. He built the Dzongs to counter any attack from external forces.
Influence of Britain
The Bhutanese army was defeated by British forces in a battle which took place in the northern part of Bengal. The King of Bhutan had to agree to a treaty with the British which allowed them to have control over its foreign policies. India inherited this influence in 1947 after its independence from British rule.
Influence of Superstition
Buddhism is the main religion of the people, but there are pockets of people following the Hindu religion also. The people are highly superstitious and keep erect phalluses carved from wood on the lintels of their front doors to keep evil spirits at bay.
Archery is the national sport of the country. People dressed in traditional dresses line up on two sides of thefield where the competition is held.One teamshootsarrows atthe other team which are very sharp while the opponent team tries to distract the shooters by waving their arms.