Bhutan is the only country in the world where the sale of tobacco is illegal!
Thimphu is also one of only two Asian capitals to have no traffic lights on its roads. One was installed, but promptly removed and replaced by traffic officers!
Unlike many eastern countries, it is customary to refuse offers of food by placing your hands over your mouth in Bhutan!
Bhutan is home to the highest unclimbed peak in the world! The government banned mountaineers from ascending any part of Gangkhar Puensum above 19,685ft because it is considered so sacred.
The climate of Bhutan varies throughout the country; the southern plains have a tropical climate, whilst there are cool winters and hot summers in the central valleys and severe winters and cool summers in the Himalayas.
The official language of Bhutan is Dzongkha.
Unusually, the national sports of Bhutan are darts and archery!
Bhutanese Ngultrum is the official currency here, although the Indian Rupee is also accepted.
Bhutan grows corn, rice, citrus fruits and root crops and produces dairy products.
Its industry consists of wood products, cement, processed fruits and alcoholic beverages – quite a mixture!
Bhutan also exports cardamom, gypsum, timber, handicrafts and electricity.
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