We all know that, Bhutan might globally be a small country, yet it holds a very strong identity and unity. The rich cultural heritage is strongly promoted by its government. Although modernization is slowly making its way, generating urban settlements and introducing computers, mobile phones and other Western modernities, most of Bhutans people still live quietly in small remote villages. The predominant ways of life are small family farms and Bhutan’s number one occupation is being a farmer.
National Symbols: Everywhere in the country, you’ll find Bhutan’s mythology expressed in many different ways.
Architecture: This religion is integrated in all aspects of the country, including architecture. All structures correspond with traditional designs.
Traditional Dress: Bhutan’s culture is very much alive and expressed in everything, including the traditional clothing its people have been wearing for centuries.
Art: Bhutan’s unique spirit and identity is also reflected in the arts and crafts, which are all religiously rooted.
National Sports: Bhutan’s absolute # 1 sport is archery. Each village has its’ own archery range and every festival knows a high-spirited competition. Archery tournaments happen all through the year on local, inter-village and national level.
Festivals: Bhutan’s colourful festivals definitely will leave a big impression on all visitors. Although they are very joyful and the local alcohol “arra” is drunk abundantly, all festivals are holy spiritual events and its attendees gain merit for the next life.