Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Bhutan: The Last Shangri-La

Bhutan: The Last Shangri-La

There is a place on earth where time stands still-where nature and religion have combined to turn a tiny Buddhist kingdom into the world's last Shangri-La. Locked between Tibet and India, Bhutan is the jewel of the Himalayas. To the north of the kingdom, towering virgin peaks rise to 25,000 feet. Beneath steep glacial walls, alpine highlands fall to misty forests. Mountain streams cut through gorges on their way down to warmer valleys and wide marshes in the heart of the kingdom. One distinct landscape drops to the next before finally descending to the jungle and grasslands of the southern plains. For the people who have adapted to this domain of extremes, Bhutan is a Living Eden where respect for life, in all its many incarnations, endures like the land itself.


1 comment:

  1. thank you very much for this torrent. Bhutan is the Buddhist country where I especially like to go and visit.
    The fact that hunting is forbidden in that land, makes it even more special. Also the landscape in wonderful, like in an old fantasy tale :) I think it is the country in which I would like to live my life.