Bhutan : Land of The Thunder Dragon

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Author : Tom Owen Edmunds

Binding : Hardcover

Size : 12 X 9.44

Language : English

Pages : 160

Publisher : Timeless Books

Year of Publication : 2010

For many years the outside world had no name for Bhutan, although its people call it Druk Yul, the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Perched precariously between India and Tibet, it is a remote and little-known kingdom which until 1974 admitted no foreign tourists. Now its spectacular mountain beauty and a way of life still firmly rooted in medieval tradition attract visitors from all over the world., although the Bhutanese, well aware of how easily their 'gross national happiness' could be compromised by the demands of tourism, firmly control the numbers which are admitted.

Tom Owen Edmunds was fortunate enough to be invited to Bhutan as the guest of a member of the royal family. Throughout his visits to Bhutan, he enjoyed unquestioning hospitality. He attended festivals and he watched people at work, ploughing their fileds and carrying their produce to market on yak-back. In the far east of the country, he visited the almost inaccessible Bragpa people. He saw everywhere the influence of Buddha and the gigantic castle-monasteries called Dzongs from which the country is governed. He recorded it all in unique collection of photographs.

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