Bhutan has paintings that are exquisite in quality and technically sophisticated, according to experts, who also said that the paintings that date back from the 16th to 19th centuries, were largely unknown and unrecorded in the west.
Penises painted on houses or suspended from rooftops in Bhutan are larger than humans.
What’s remarkable about this crystal-clear photograph of Drukyul Dzong, which is currently on display at the Rubin Museum in New York City, is that it was taken 105 years ago with a camera that is the size of an old TV set. And that the plate-glass negative on which the image was captured made it out of Bhutan’s rocky roads on the back of a horse.
Bhutan is a small landlocked country in the Eastern Himalayas bordered by China in the North and India on the other 3 sides. Bhutan has a total land area of 38,394 square kilometers and measures approximately 150 kilometers North to South and 300 kilometers East to West. The landscape is characterized by rugged terrain and steep mountain valleys ranging from 150 meters in the sub-tropical valleys in the southern foothills, through temperate zone to heights exceeding 7000 meters in the alpine regions of the mountains.
The national flag of Bhutan consists of a white dragon over a yellow and orange background. The flag is divided diagonally from the lower hoist side corner, making two triangles. The upper triangle is yellow and the lower triangle is orange. The dragon is centered along the dividing line, facing away from the hoist side.
I am putting up this Bhutan map for free download after listening to many visitors complaining about the unavailability of a high quality map of Bhutan on the internet. This is just my first attempt, so please bear with the non-creativity. In the future, I plan to make this map more attractive, and informative.
The world meteorological day is celebrated each year to commemorate the coming into force, on 23 March 1950, of the World Meteorological organization (WMO) convention establishing the world meteorological day. Each year the day is celebrated around a chosen theme. For this year the theme is “weather, climate, and the air we breathe”, by highlighting the impact that weather, climate and the air have on every aspect on our lives.
The number of takins at the takin preserve in Motithang is decreasing, according to officials from the Nature Conservation Division (NCD).