Our Suggested Reading List For your Bhutan Trip
'The Raven Crown: The Origins of Buddhist Monarchy in Bhutan' by Michael Aris
'Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan' by Jamie Zeppa
'Kingdoms Beyond the Clouds: Journeys in Search of the Himalayan', by Jonathan Gregson
'So Close to Heaven: The Vanishing Buddhist Kingdoms of the Himalayas', by Barbara Crosette
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Local Produces and Wild Vegetation
Bhutanese meals are characterised by the hot chilli pepper and cheese; put them together and you have the national favourite - Aema Datsi (literally chilli and cheese). This main dish has spun into numerous variations: Kewa Datsi (potato and cheese), Shamu Datsi (mushroom and cheese). These would be standard fare in most Bhutanese restaurants, but do tell them how hot, that is how much chilli you can take in your meal.
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Bhutan experiences the four seasons. Its topography, from 150m above sea level in the south, to above 8000m in the far north, means that climate differs depending on your location.
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There’s a place on earth that even the most seasoned travellers consider a privilege to visit. And, although it is voted one of the world’s top travel destinations, very few make it. This is Druk Yul, Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon.
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One of the most expected finds in Bhutan is definitely the amount of quality whiskeys the Land of the Thunder Dragon produces. Some of you travellers may be tempted to buy a bottle of alcohol from your embarkation airport to enjoy after your dinner during your trip to Bhutan, but fret not, good whiskeys are in no short supply in this hidden kingdom.
Produced mainly by the Army Welfare Projects (AWP) as a way to fund projects for the welfare of the her armed force.
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