Bhutan: Himalayan Mountain Kingdom

Overview

"The bible of Bhutan guide books."—Travel & Leisure
Shoe-horned into the Grand Himalayas, Bhutan—Land of the Peaceful Thunder Dragon—is a fiercely independent kingdom that celebrated its centenary in 2008. Isolated, charming, peaceful, and religious, the Bhutanese are a pragmatic, sensitive people who take from the West what will benefit their country and leave the rest. The countryside is pristine, the lifestyle and culture have been preserved for centuries, and the love of life is abundant among the people....
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Overview

"The bible of Bhutan guide books."—Travel & Leisure
Shoe-horned into the Grand Himalayas, Bhutan—Land of the Peaceful Thunder Dragon—is a fiercely independent kingdom that celebrated its centenary in 2008. Isolated, charming, peaceful, and religious, the Bhutanese are a pragmatic, sensitive people who take from the West what will benefit their country and leave the rest. The countryside is pristine, the lifestyle and culture have been preserved for centuries, and the love of life is abundant among the people. Few outsiders know Bhutan as intimately as Françoise Pommaret.
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Passionate introduction to Bhutanese culture and history by resident author—the world's leading expert on BhutanLiterary extracts with an historical perspectiveTrekking and mountaineering in this spectacular kingdomNational symbols of Bhutan, ceremonial scarves, the Dzongkha language, chortens and mandalasArchery and other national sports, plus much more
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“Colorful, practical guide, well illustrated with many astonishing photographs. Provides an in-depth general introduction to this kingdom’s history, culture and ecology, with a comprehensive itinerary ranging from the major cities to the remotest monasteries. (Traveller)”
Traveller
Colorful,practical guide,well illustrated with many astonishing photographs.
Travel & Leisure
The bible of Bhutan guidebooks.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789622178106
  • Publisher: Airphoto International Ltd.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2009
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 930,270
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Bhutan resident Françoise Pommaret is a French ethno-historian and Director of Research at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris on secondment to the Royal University of Bhutan.
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