Bhutan is considered a safe haven for the globally endangered Black Necked Cranes as their winter roosting grounds.
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General News about tourism in Bhutan
Ludlow’s Bhutan Swallowtail which is found only in Bhutan has been announce by the Cabinet as the National Butterfly of Bhutan. The Ludlow’s Swallowtail butterflies are found in Tobrang, a remote part of the Bumdelling Wildlife Sanctuary, Trashiyangtse, in the eastern region of the country.
While tourists from all over the world visit Bhutan for cultural, environmental and other reasons, an old suspension bridge is the magnet that attract Indian tourists from the states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh to Jomotshangkha in Samdrup Jongkhar. Popularly known as Bhairab Kunda, because of a lake at the edge of the rock where […]
Happiness Tourism in Bhutan
Gross National Happiness (GNH) is doing wonders for the Bhutanese tourism industry. While Americans top the list of tourists visiting Bhutan, there has been a significant increase in the number of British tourists. Last year 2,795 British tourists visited Bhutan compared to 1,772 in 2010 – an increase of 1,023.
New Airbus for Druk Air
National airline Druk Air has ordered a third airbus jet. Druk Air signed a memorandum of understanding with manufacturer Airbus at Singapore air show yesterday.
Readers of a UK travel magazine, Wanderlust recently rated Paro airport as the best airport in the world. Paro airport had an average rating of 92 percent, equal to Singapore’s Changi, and higher than Hong Kong international, and even Tokyo Narita.
Ludlow’s Bhutan Swallowtail (Bhutanitis ludlowi) is an extremely rare species of butterfly first discovered in Bhutan by Frank Ludlow and George Sheriff, British plant hunters in 1930s. Protecting and conserving Ludlow’s Bhutan Swallowtail (Bhutanitis ludlowi) butterfly is not a challenge as of now but it could be in the future, Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary officials say.
Zhongar Dzong’s Facelift Halted
A project to give a facelift to the ruins of Zhongar Dzong in Mongar so that it becomes a tourist site has been stopped with funds running out. The ruins of the Dzong, with its Utse (central tower) still standing, can be seen from the Mongar – Trashigang highway standing on a hillock between Lingmithang […]
A group of forestry officials are in search of a giant panda at Wangkha, about 3km from Chhukha towards Gedu along the Thimphu – Phuentsholing highway.
Asiatic Golden Cats in Bhutan
Four different types of Asiatic golden cat (catopuma temminicki) were sighted in the country on a camera trap between 2008 and 2010. A medium sized-wild cat, Asian golden cats range in body length from 30 – 41 inches with males usually larger than females.