Faces of Bhutan by GMB Akash 


Bhutan has continually been ranked as the happiest country in all of Asia, and the eighth Happiest Country in the world.

Bhutan does not believe in GDP as an indicator of economic growth and development. It has introduced another measurement known as Gross National Happiness.

Bhutan, the Land of Thunder Dragon, is one of the most intriguing places I’ve visited.

– Bhutan is truly a feast for the eyes.

A tribute to Kingdom of Bhutan

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Bhutan is the only country in the world that is carbon negative – meaning that it absorbs more carbon dioxide than it emits.

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Bhutan is the only country in the world that has no traffic lights.

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The United Nations recognized Bhutan as a country only in 1974.

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Plastic bags are banned in Bhutan.

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Education and healthcare is free for all citizens.

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Bhutan is the first country in the world to ban tobacco.

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Bhutan is one of the last countries in the world to introduce television to its people. The government lifted a ban on TV—and on the Internet—only 11 years ago.

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One-third of Bhutan’s population is under the age of 14; its median age is 22.3 years.

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Isolated from the World Until The 1970s.

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Bhutanese call their home “Druk Yul,” which means “the Land of the Thunder Dragons,” because of the extremely powerful storms which constantly roar in from the Himalayas.

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The first foreign tourists were allowed into Bhutan in 1974.

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Bhutan is a Buddhist country with strong beliefs.

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Bhutan is famous for its colorful, vibrant festivals.

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Bhutan has never been conquered.

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It is mandatory for the Bhutanese to wear their national costume.

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It is Illegal to Kill Anything.

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All of Bhutan’s buildings must follow the traditional architectural style.

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GMB Akash 

Photojournalist and Profile Photographer at Panos Pictures, London

Founder of GMB Akash Institute of Photography, Dhaka

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7 thoughts on “Faces of Bhutan by GMB Akash 

  1. Beautiful country. Heard about it. Your photos
    about the country is amazing. I’m interested to visit Bhutan. I heard Bhutan is a expensive country to visit. Pls give us more
    info about this beautiful country. Thank you.

    Like

  2. This is so beautiful. Each and every picture here tells a story. Thank you for sharing this. Bhutan is indeed a beautiful place.

    Like

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