There are many roads to happiness. And one of them leads straight to Bhutan — a country renowned as one of the happiest places in the world. But far from being a paradise where people live perfect lives, the people in this small kingdom enjoy a fairly ordinary and simple life just like many others across the globe. So what makes it such a happy place? It is the many things — big and small — that make up the everyday life of its citizens. Here are some of the things you will find in the Land of the Thunder Dragon that will make you glad to be there.
A sense of isolation
The Kingdom of Bhutan is landlocked and its remote location has kept it fairly isolated from the rest of the world. And even as it has opened itself more to the outside world in recent years, it has managed to preserve a sense of isolation — not the type that evokes loneliness but of peace and tranquility. It is a place where you can literally get away from the hectic pace of city life. It is like stepping into a wondrous world where time seems to slow down and with the noise muted by a much quieter surrounding.
Away from the crowd
If you want to go to a place where you can get away from the crowd, travel to Bhutan. The number of tourists allowed to visit the country each year is strictly regulated. So you can expect fewer tourists anytime you visit. You can explore the country’s top attractions in the company of friendly and knowledgeable guides without bumping into a lot of people.
The Bhutan landscape and stunning nature scenery
You get a hint of the wondrous beauty that you will find in the country as the plane approaches for landing. As you look outside the plane’s window, you will see the majestic mountains of the Himalayas — Mt. Everest and K2. And you as breathe the fresh air soon after you deplane, you begin to see and experience how pristine the environment is in Bhutan.