Officially known as the Kingdom of Bhutan, this country is located in the south of Asia to the eastern side of the Himalayas and bordered by both China (to the north) and India (to the south). Located on the southern slopes of the eastern Himalayas, the land of Bhutan is largely steep and made up of high mountains across a variety of rivers which drain onto the Indian plains.
Bhutan is known for its rich primate life, made up of a number of rare species such as the Golden Langur and the Bengal Tiger. In fact, the country houses over 770 species of bird along with the globally endangered white winged duck.
The country of Bhutan primary consists of the Ngalops and the Sharchops which are largely of Nepali descent. Around two thirds of local residents in Bhutan follow the Varjrayana Buddhism, which is also the state religion, while 25% follow Hinduism. It is the rich culture and old standing traditions that the country of Bhutan is mostly known for and this is why so many tourists visit the country every year to make the most of it.
The local diet in Bhutan is largely made up of pork, beef and yak meat, which are used to make soups and stews and the national sport is archery with competitions held in small villages on a regular basis.